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Vaccine waning and mumps re-emergence in the United States

Thursday, April 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
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This research article suggests that the recent outbreaks of mumps taking place in the US and other countries is possibly due to vaccine waning. They state, Outbreaks from 2006 to the present among young adults, and outbreaks in the late 1980s and early 1990s among adolescents, aligned with peaks in mumps susceptibility of these age groups predicted to be due to loss of vaccine-derived protection.

 

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/433/eaao5945


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