Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine Archive-- Superseded Information -- HISTORICAL USE ONLY -- See Current Information --
March 12, 2010 -- The Bureau of Immunization is pleased to bring the following Health Alert Network (HAN) message to your attention.
A multi-state mumps outbreak is occurring primarily among the Hasidic (Jewish) population residing or attending school in the New York and New Jersey areas. A mumps outbreak affecting this same population is also ongoing in Israel. The onset of Pesach (Passover) may represent new opportunities for mumps transmission as people travel for the holiday, especially March 30 through April 5, 2010.
You may have vulnerable populations in your community.
- The HAN is available online at http://www2a.cdc.gov/HAN/ArchiveSys/ViewMsgV.asp?AlertNum=00310.
- There is also a radio-ready public service announcement (PSA) that is free and available for download: http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=805169
- For additional information relating to this mumps outbreak, refer to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, (MMWR February 12, 2010 / 59(05);125-129) available online at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/