Skip to comments.Mumps outbreak spreading at University of Missouri amid national surge (trunc)
Posted on 11/18/2016 5:42:44 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt
Escalating numbers of mumps infections being reported nationwide
There are now 31 cases at University of Missouri, 27 more being tested
Last week, State University of New York reported outbreak from swimteam
Numerous Arkansas towns reported 427 mumps infections this summer
Harvard University also battling an outbreak
Mumps is an infection of the salivary gland, preventable by MMR vaccine The highly infectious virus is spread by saliva on cups, cutlery, plates Many do not experience symptoms but mumps can be devastating (copywrite restriction pervents further information; more information avaiable at source website)
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This used to be a typical childhood illness for baby boomers although, as an adult, I think it can have very bad health risks, especially for men.
When I was a kid, Mumps was one of the childhood diseases where, if one kid got them, the mothers would gather their kids together and have some Mumps parties to “get it out of the way”....
Yes , highly infectious -
Mumps can lead to infertility in men if contracted post puberty
Even those who have been immunized, may need a booster.
Of the 31 members of the SUNY New Paltz swim team, all had already been previously immunized . Unfortunate timing for possible spreading the infection around Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays - possibly putting other family members at risk.
Yes , quite true, especially when kids are young, generally in grammar school.
Didn’t see any info in the article about the number of afflicted, if any, who’ve been previously vaccinated.
Mumps Cases and Outbreaks
“mothers would gather their kids together and have some Mumps parties to get it out of the way
When mothers were home to do that. What do we subject our children to today so that mum doesn’t have to miss work...?
I’ve heard in adult males, it can cause sterility.
I had it as a kid.
Yep - most of mine occurred between ages 4 and 7.
Honestly, it was the first time I had heard of mumps breakthrough of those immunized/exposed.
Previous FReeper article of a week ago (11/11/16) :
The 31 students were swim team at SUNY New Paltz.
Also noted in the 11/11/16 article was notation of a major infection on Long Island , NY
Today,a confirmed infection on campus at SUNY Geneseo, and SUNY Oswego; students are required to be quarantined from campus for 26 days .
Can you get it again if you had it already?
Had it back in 1969.
Who was foreign student/prof zero who brought it in?
I haven’t heard of folks getting the Mumps again - I had it in ‘56
Here in Arkansas it has been introduced and spread by the Marshallese in Springdale. They are “casual” about getting their kids vaccinated and tend to live in large groups in houses with a bunch of beds all over. From there I suppose it goes to the kids of Hispanic illegals. So there is quite a bit of it spreading thru the public schools.
Very sad to hear so many college kids are getting it. I pray they can still have children!
Per the CDC, the MMR isn’t 100% effective against the mumps. Since the Theranos mess came to light, I’m wondering if there’s a prob with the vaccine.
Won’t really make a difference to the male part of the student body as it’s impossible to lose you balls when you’ve already been emasculated.
That was pretty dumb.
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