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US Mumps Outbreak of 2016 Will Go Down as Largest in a Decade
Despite the largest mumps outbreak in the United States in a decade, health officials note that the outbreak would have been larger and more severe without high vaccination rates.
Risk Factors for Invasive MRSA Infection in MRSA-Colonized Patients
A new study has characterized risk factors for the development of active methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among patients who are colonized with the bacteria at hospital admission.
Child Mummy Discovery Offers New Insight into Smallpox History
The recent discovery of a child mummy calls into question some assumptions about the history of smallpox.
Surge in Mumps Outbreaks Seen Across the US
The United States is experiencing its biggest mumps outbreak in years, causing a surge of cases across the country after several years of relatively few cases. This has prompted health officials to take steps to prevent further spread of the disease.
New Mumps Outbreaks Reported Across the United States
Ongoing mumps outbreaks around the United States show that the virus can occur even in vaccinated populations, though health officials stress that the mumps vaccine does prevent larger outbreaks from occurring.
Hog Workers More Likely to Carry <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> Bacteria
A recent study of employees at an industrial hog facility found that the livestock workers were more likely to carry Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in their noses, including antibiotic-resistant isolates.
Mumps Outbreak Ongoing at University of Missouri
What started as four infections at the University of Missouri has now grown into an outbreak.
Patients with Rare Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders at Risk from Rubella Vaccine
For a small group of individuals with immunodeficiencies, the MMR vaccine can be deadly.
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