CDC Health Advisory:
CDC, in collaboration with public health officials in numerous states in the Northeast, continues to investigate a multi-state mumps outbreak.
Who is affected: The Hasidic (Jewish) populations from New York and New Jersey are primarily affected. This outbreak is also occurring among members of the same population in Israel.
Why mumps transmission is a concern at this time: The onset of Passover (March 30th through April 5th) may offer further opportunities for mumps transmission as people from the Hasidic community travel for this major religious observance.
Recommendations for Providers:
• Healthcare providers with patients in any Hasidic community should ensure that these patients, including both children and adults, are up to date with measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. The second dose of MMR vaccine for children may be administered as early as 28 days followi ng the first dose.
• Healthcare providers may consider offering a second dose of MMR vaccine to adults who have received one dose.
• Healthcare providers who have contact within the Hasidic community should ensure that they themselves and ALL staff are immune to mumps in accordance with ACIP recommendations or receive two doses of MMR vaccine.
• Persons with suspected mumps should be isolated for 5 days after onset of parotitis and, if they visit a health-care setting, droplet precautions should be initiated immediately.
• Any suspected mumps case should be reported to the health department in the area where the case-patient resides.
Resources for Providers:
Vaccine Information Statement in Yiddish or English
For more information about mumps – click here
For background, please refer to the following articles:
• Update: Mumps Outbreak — New York and New Jersey, June 2009–January 2010
MMWR Vol 59, No 5;February 12, 2010
• Mumps Outbreak — New York, New Jersey, Quebec, 2009
MMWR Vol 57, No 58(Dispatch);1-4 November 12, 2009
+ Dr. Rosen: Expel Mumps Students
+ Mumps Alert by Dr. Rosen
+ Mumps Outbreak in NY Schools
+ Mumps Alert in Crown Heights
i’m cracking up!!:)
The whole point is really really simple: non-vaxed children do not pose a danger to vaxed ones. It’s one of the biggest medical coverups, and it’s unfortunate that you haven’t researched beyond Kingston Ave.
To call someone not normal is rude.
if you have a problem with Dr. Rosen, tell it to him personally. it is immature to vent your negative feelings publicly under anonymity. The fact is that Dr. Rosen did answer every single one of my questions and is the most patient and wonderful Dr. i’ve ever met. The large majority of the community (the normal ones). appreciate his incredible service to the community and wish him hatzlacha in his special work. he is admired for his part in protecting the community. and if there are children that pose a danger to others, he has every right to demand… Read more »
On # 14’s opinion, likewise you could continue with separate water fountain, separate transportation, and separate areas where it’s permitted to live and shop. Personally, I’ll go in with my fellow non-vaxers and yeah, I do daven for shidduchim with those who understand, respect, and maybe even follow the same derech. Surely Hashem will help.
I can’t believe all this nonsense. Flaming snowball of danger people! Get a grip now before your faces are all red with shame.
It ain’t even FOOD. It’s pure chemicals and garbage, and yes food coloring and the chemicals DO lower your immunity, cause behavior problems,and more. You can have healthy treats and feel good and enjoy them. Like I said before, how come the meeting wasn’t about lowering tuition, raising tznius, keeping kids happy and successful, and making sure the teachers are doing their jobs, and improving nutrition (hello yellow rice with msg and margarine? ice pops BEFORE LUNCH? and so on)
You know, the more I think about it, this whole mumps is babies fault. According to the CDC and medical professionals, babies under 18 months should not get the mumps shot. But in light of this horrendous outbreak, we need to ask ourselves: arn’t these babies being selfish? I mean, don’t they have an obligation to get vaccinated so they stop spreading the mumps? Well, to me these babies and their horrid, hippie mothers are just selfish and don’t care about other older children and adults. I say that they should be banned from the parks and their strollers should… Read more »
Fact #1 -There is a high incidence of mumps in our frum circles. Fact # 2- There is very different opinions in our community whether or not vaccinations are safe and effective. However, as a community there are measures that we can ALL take to to boost the overall immunity and health of our community, working primarily from our schools: 1) Ensure that healthy lunches are served. 2) Establish only healthy snacks to school policy. 3) Eliminate birthday party junk bags; instead celebrate with one or two special treats. 4) Create an awareness of the negative effects of food colorings,… Read more »
It is assur to deny Jewish children an education for this issue or for tuition! CAN YOU HONESTLY SAY YOU CAN STAND IN FRONT OF HASHEM AND THE REBBE AND SAY PROUDLY YOU ARE DENYING JEWISH CHILDREN AN EDUCATION BASED ON LIES AND PERSONAL AGENDAS?
Dr. Rosen MY CHILDREN had a reaction to vaccines in your office! Don’t lie! I’ve had enough of the mockery and disbelief and hatred.
If Dr. Rosen really cared, he’d stand up and disprove the non-vaccinators point by point. But he hasn’t..Why not? Because he can’t. So instead, he tries to get the kids kicked out of school. Right, because he is so caring and that’s what caring fellow Jews do. They try to keep other Jews from learning Torah. I’m disgusted at Dr. Rosen. He can’t get any lower in my eyes. Especially after the lies he told: “I have never had a bad vaccine reaction in my office.” Do people need to start lining up outside his door to show everyone that… Read more »
Seriously, it gets more ludicrous by the minute. Don’t believe the lies, research for yourself and then make an educated decision yes or no. White coat and medical degree do NOT equal G-d!
MOST of those coming down with mumps WERE IMMUNIZED said Dr. Rosen.
it’s in yiddish, so it must be true.
Oh, look. Mike Bloomberg wants us to vote for him, quick make a yiddish sign.
Oh, look. The Government wants us all to be stupid brainwashed ppl who will accept anything they say because they’ve got wonderful scare tactics. Quick, make a sign in yiddish!
#6 do we know each other?
This is such a joke!
Wow! Is this the same CDC who told us that tens of thousands maybe millions would be wiped out do to H1N1, i.e. swine-flu! If the CDC that mumps, a common child hood disease that most people back in the day had and are now naturally immune to it and other diseases, is a dangerous and emergency, well then, it must be a huge crisis! The red alarmist colors in this poster must prove the medical community is correct and all well educated anti-vaccers are evil!! The fact that the CDC printed this materia with bullet points is evidence that… Read more »
No my opinion hasn’t changed. All this is run by the same people–pharmaceutical companies and the medical lobby. Doesn’t make them right.
Any of you actually know anything about the cdc? It’s operated by the government, and plenty to say about that. This article has nothing to do with what anyone has been arguing about. We’re all well aware of the outbreak of mumps.
My late husband was a medical immunologist. He personally knew people (male & female) who had contracted mumps in their teens and had unfortunately been unable to have children. Much more likely in men than women, but it is still a danger. PLEASE get immunised.
i considered the issue important then, as i do now.
the difference is in our approach.
so of us feel that it is worthwhile to become educated in how to deal with the mumps rather than to prevent it.
(certainly, the ideal time to get the mumps is as a child, and not as an adult..)
rfuah shlaima to all.
do you beleive that the matter is important now??