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an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands

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The study involved testing sera from children 6 weeks after they were given the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and found that the antibodies triggered by the vaccine were able to neutralize a variety of strains of the mumps virus, providing "strong evidence [that] mumps viruses were not changing so much that antibodies triggered by the vaccine could no longer recognize them," according to the FDA statement.
Diagnosis of mumps was verified with appropriate laboratory testing, including cell culture, molecular detection of mumps virus using RT-PCR, and serology.
Bitsko RH, Cortese MM, Dayan GH, Rota PA, Lowe L, Iversen SC, Bellini WJ (2008) Detection of RNA of mumps virus during an outbreak in a population with a high level of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine coverage.
The students had a dose of dead mumps virus or candida yeast injected under the skin of the forearm.
Mumps virus (MuV) is a negative-sense single-stranded RNA virus belonging to the Paramyxoviridae family; MuV causes an acute infectious disease with fever, headache, myalgia and parotitis in children and young people.
Herpes and the mumps virus can also cause the condition, which doesn't respond to antibiotics and is treated with rest and painkillers.
Infections with mumps virus or cytomegalovirus showed especially strong links to later psychotic conditions, according to a team led by psychiatrist Christina Dalman of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
While the England camp continues taking every precaution to ensure the mumps virus that has affected wing Paul Sackey does not spread, Wales aim to inflict a debilitating defeat on last year's World Cup finalists.
Antibody that binds to measles virus is different from antibody that binds to mumps virus.
The mumps virus is spread by contaminated respiratory droplets or saliva.
The mumps virus can lead to deafness, meningitis, painful swelling of the testicles and ovaries, and (rarely) death.
In the specially convened meeting--the results of which are considered interim--the committee redefined evidence of immunity to mumps through vaccination as follows: one dose of a live mumps virus vaccine for preschool children and adults not at high risk; two doses for children in grades kindergarten through 12 and adults at high risk (such as persons who work in health care facilities, international travelers, and students at post-high school educational institutions).
The strain of mumps virus isolated in this outbreak is the same one responsible for a recent large outbreak in Great Britain, where there have been more than 70,000 cases in the past 3 years.