Mumps Vaccination Report

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Year to year mumps can range from a couple hundred to a couple thousand people? Mumps is virus that causes swelling to the face. In 2010 there were about 2,612 cases and in 2013 there were 229 prior to the U.S. mumps vaccination program implemented in the United States was about 186,000 cases were reported each year. Since the pre-vaccine era, there has been more than 99% decrease in mumps cases in the United States. Mumps was one of the leading causes of hospitalization during World War 1. About 1 child in every 10 who gets mumps get meningitis. Mumps can rarely, cause deafness or death. Children get mumps through contacts with other who are infected with the mumps virus. The virus is spread through the air by coughing, sneezing and even talking. …show more content…
They can do antibody testing which is a protein produced by the immune system to an infection and respond to the vaccination. The two types of antibodies are IgM and IgG. IgM is in the blood after exposure to IgM and makes it increase to a maximum level and begins to fade away in the next few weeks. The IgG takes a bit longer to develop, they stay positive for the rest of your life and protect you against another infection. Another testing is a viral testing that can be performed by identifying the cause of complications within the infection of mumps. It detects viral genetic material to confirm the diagnosis of it. Even if the antibodies do not match at …show more content…
12-15 months is when children should be vaccinated and before they start kindergarten. The vaccination is called an MMR. It also protects getting measles and rubella. It’s from 12 months to 12 years old. The vaccination is available, but it is not recommended. Only adults can get the vaccination only if they never had the mumps illness. They can also get a blood test done to see if they are at risk of getting the mump. To prevent the virus from spreading the people should cover your nose and mouth with a tissue and throw it away. Sneeze and cough in your elbow or upper sleeve. Don’t share utensils or drinks. Wash your hands a lot with soap and

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