Mumps vaccine: Is it time to re-evaluate our approach?

Gemmill, Ian M.
August 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/29/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 5, p491
Academic Journal
The article comments on the recommended use of mumps vaccine in Canada. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommended the introduction of mumps vaccine into provincial immunization programs. Each outbreak of mumps in Canada has been self-limited to fewer than 200 cases, compared with outbreaks in the U.S. and Great Britain. The author states that public health officials need to be vigilant in monitoring cases of mumps, so that outbreaks can be detected early and documented.


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