Mumps epidemiology in the mid-west of Ireland 2004-2008: increasing disease burden in the university/college setting.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/94729
Title:
Mumps epidemiology in the mid-west of Ireland 2004-2008: increasing disease burden in the university/college setting.
Authors:
Whyte, D; O'Dea, F; McDonnell, C; O'Connell, N H; Callinan, S; Brosnan, E; Powell, J; Monahan, R; FitzGerald, R; Mannix, M; Greally, T; Dee, A; O'Sullivan, P
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health, Health Service Executive (West), Limerick, Ireland. dominic.whyte@hse.ie
Citation:
Mumps epidemiology in the mid-west of Ireland 2004-2008: increasing disease burden in the university/college setting. 2009, 14 (16) Euro Surveill.
Journal:
Euro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/94729
PubMed ID:
19389339
Abstract:
Mumps is a contagious vaccine-preventable viral disease that is experiencing a revival in students attending second and third level colleges. Large mumps outbreaks have been reported in several countries despite the presence of childhood immunisation programmes over many years, including measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination. In 2008, 1,377 cases of mumps were notified in Ireland and 1,734 in the first three months of 2009 (provisional data). This paper reviews the recent epidemiology of mumps in the Mid-West region of Ireland and highlights preventive measures. A substantial proportion of cases were not laboratory-confirmed and it is important that doctors continue to notify suspected cases. In the Irish Mid-West, data from enhanced surveillance shows a high proportion of mumps in the age group 15-24 years. Complications were uncommon and rarely severe. Where data were available, over half of the cases did not recall having received two doses of MMR, but most recalled one dose. Parents should continue to ensure children receive both MMR vaccinations so that uptake is optimal for protection. Steps were taken to increase awareness of the disease in the school, college and university settings. Preventive measures implemented to limit mumps transmission in the school/college setting over recent years included vaccination of close contacts, isolation for five days and hand hygiene.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Humans; Ireland; Mumps; Mumps Vaccine; Students; Universities
ISSN:
1560-7917

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWhyte, Den
dc.contributor.authorO'Dea, Fen
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, Cen
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, N Hen
dc.contributor.authorCallinan, Sen
dc.contributor.authorBrosnan, Een
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Jen
dc.contributor.authorMonahan, Ren
dc.contributor.authorFitzGerald, Ren
dc.contributor.authorMannix, Men
dc.contributor.authorGreally, Ten
dc.contributor.authorDee, Aen
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Pen
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-23T16:36:25Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-23T16:36:25Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationMumps epidemiology in the mid-west of Ireland 2004-2008: increasing disease burden in the university/college setting. 2009, 14 (16) Euro Surveill.en
dc.identifier.issn1560-7917-
dc.identifier.pmid19389339-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/94729-
dc.description.abstractMumps is a contagious vaccine-preventable viral disease that is experiencing a revival in students attending second and third level colleges. Large mumps outbreaks have been reported in several countries despite the presence of childhood immunisation programmes over many years, including measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination. In 2008, 1,377 cases of mumps were notified in Ireland and 1,734 in the first three months of 2009 (provisional data). This paper reviews the recent epidemiology of mumps in the Mid-West region of Ireland and highlights preventive measures. A substantial proportion of cases were not laboratory-confirmed and it is important that doctors continue to notify suspected cases. In the Irish Mid-West, data from enhanced surveillance shows a high proportion of mumps in the age group 15-24 years. Complications were uncommon and rarely severe. Where data were available, over half of the cases did not recall having received two doses of MMR, but most recalled one dose. Parents should continue to ensure children receive both MMR vaccinations so that uptake is optimal for protection. Steps were taken to increase awareness of the disease in the school, college and university settings. Preventive measures implemented to limit mumps transmission in the school/college setting over recent years included vaccination of close contacts, isolation for five days and hand hygiene.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMumps-
dc.subject.meshMumps Vaccine-
dc.subject.meshStudents-
dc.subject.meshUniversities-
dc.titleMumps epidemiology in the mid-west of Ireland 2004-2008: increasing disease burden in the university/college setting.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health, Health Service Executive (West), Limerick, Ireland. dominic.whyte@hse.ieen
dc.identifier.journalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletinen

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