Two Successive Outbreaks Of Mumps In Nova Scotia Among Vaccinated Adolescents And Young Adults|
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Key topics: Vaccine Failure Mumps Outbreak
Gaynor Watson-Creed, Andrea Saunders, Jeffrey Scott, Luis Lowe, Janice Pettipas, and Todd F. Hatchette. Two Successive Outbreaks Of mumps In Nova Scotia Among Vaccinated Adolescents And Young Adults. CMAJ. 2006 August 29; 175(5): 483488.
Two recent outbreaks in Nova Scotia were investigated by public health officials. Cases were defined by laboratory confirmation of infection (i.e., isolation of mumps virus by culture) or clinical diagnosis in people epidemiologically linked to a laboratory-confirmed case. The people infected were interviewed to determine possible links and to identify contacts. Mumps virus was cultured from urine and throat specimens, identified via reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and subjected to phylogenetic analysis to identify the origin of the strain.