Mumps in young adults: the canary in the coal mine

MacDonald, Noni; Flegel, Ken
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/17/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p121
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the mumps outbreak involving older youth and young adults in Canada. The recent outbreak of the disease in the country had affected those individuals who received at least one dose of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine as a child. Given the fact that there is no effective antiviral agent for prevention or treatment, the authors' commented that the only recourse is prevention by immunization and controlling the spread through isolation during the infectious period.


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