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  • Mumps outbreak among young people in Northern Ireland

    Published in:

    Commun Dis Public Health, Vol: 4, Page: 311-5

    Publication Date:

    December 2001

    Aims & Objectives:

    The aim of this study was to describe outbreak of mumps in the Mid-Ulster area of Northern Ireland between 1st November 1999 and 31st August 2000

    Abstract:

    An outbreak of mumps occurred in the Mid-Ulster area of Northern Ireland between 1st November 1999 and 31st August 2000, with 729 cases notified. Salivary test results were obtained for 430 (59%) reported cases, of which 332 (77%) were positive for mumps IgM antibody. Three hundred and sixteen (95.2%) of these confirmed cases were in the age range 9 to 19. One hundred and eighty-four (55.4%) confirmed cases had received one dose of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, but only 3 (0.9%) confirmed cases had received 2 doses of MMR. The low incidence of mumps among children who had received two doses of MMR illustrates the importance of the second dose of MMR for full protection.

    Authors:

    E. A. Reaney; V. K. Tohani; M. J. Devine; R. D. Smithson; B. Smyth

    Study Type:

    Study Papers » Epidemiology - descriptive, incidence, prevalence and/or trends » Descriptive Studies - With a comparative dimension: time, geography, treatment, procedures

    Categories:

    mumps

    International Classification:

    Certain infectious and parastic diseases - Other viral diseases - mumps

    Keywords:


    Geography:

    Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland)