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Hot Topics in Infection and Immunity in Children VII

Volume 697 of the series Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology pp 197-220

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Mumps is Back: Why is Mumps Eradication Not Working?

  • Noni MacDonaldAffiliated withPediatrics and Computer Science, Dalhousie UniversityDivision of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, IWK Health Center Email author 
  • , Todd HatchetteAffiliated withDivision of Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, CDHA and Dalhousie University
  • , Lotfia ElkoutAffiliated withPediatric Infectious Diseases, Dalhousie UniversityDivision of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, IWK Health Center
  • , Shelly SarwalAffiliated withPictou County District Health Authorities, Colchester Regional Hospital

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Abstract

Mumps has been recognized as a common childhood illness since the time of Hippocrates in the fifth century BC. In 1790, central nervous system involvement was described by Hamilton and, in 1860, sensorineural deafness by Toynebee.