Mumps outbreak in Jerusalem affecting mainly male adolescents

Euro Surveill. 2009 Dec 17;14(50):19440.

Abstract

From mid-September 2009 to 7 December 2009, 173 cases of mumps have been reported in the Jerusalem District. Most cases (82.1%) were male adolescents (median age 14.5 years) who are students in religious boarding schools. The majority of them (74%) are appropriately vaccinated for their age; 67% had received two doses of mumps-containing vaccine. An epidemiologic connection has been reported with visitors from New York, some of whom had recently had mumps.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Disease Outbreaks* / prevention & control
  • Female
  • Housing
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Mumps / epidemiology*
  • Mumps / etiology
  • Mumps / prevention & control
  • Mumps Vaccine / therapeutic use
  • Sex Factors
  • Students
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Mumps Vaccine