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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.
New Genetic Research Shows How Epstein-Barr Virus Leads to Cancer
Researchers in the United Kingdom have made a new genetic discovery in the link between Epstein-Barr virus and related cancers, including a potential way to stop the cancer-causing effects of these infections.
Measles Control & Eradication Efforts Fall Short of 2015 WHA Goals
A recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that strides have been made in the fight against measles; however, the work still falls short of goals set by the World Health Assembly (WHA).
Researchers Develop Warning System Model for Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Predicting how long it takes for an infectious disease outbreak to begin may help health officials develop an early warning system, according to the authors of a new study on lag times in epidemics.
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