Monday, November 19, 2007

Mumps in Maine

The CDC has confirmed an outbreak of seven mumps cases in southern and central Maine. To stem the infection rate, health officials are updating vaccination recommendations, especially for priority populations, such as children, college students, and hospital workers.

The mumps virus infects the salivary glands and is transmitted via a respiratory route. Complications can include meningitis, inflammation of the pancreas,transient or permanent hearing loss, and inflammation of the testicles or ovaries (ouch).

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