Individual decision-making and childhood vaccination
ECDC organised a meeting among invited experts to exchange cross-disciplinary perspectives on the issue of MMR vaccination refusal among the general European population.
Mumps Complications and Effects of Mumps Vaccination, England and Wales, 2002–2006Archived
The authors analyzed data from hospital admissions and enhanced mumps surveillance to assess mumps complications during the largest mumps outbreak in England and Wales, 2004–2005, and their association with mumps vaccination. When compared with non-outbreak periods, the outbreak was associated with a clear increase in hospitalized patients with orchitis, meningitis and pancreatitis. Routine mumps surveillance and hospital data showed that 6.1% of mumps patients were hospitalized, 4.4% had orchitis, 0.35% meningitis and 0.33% pancreatitis.
Mumps vaccine effectiveness in primary schools and households, the Netherlands, 2008Archived
In this study, the authors have combined a household method and a school study design to assess VE against mumps as well as VE against mumps infectiousness by comparing secondary attack rates in households of vaccinated and unvaccinated cases.
Seroepidemiology of mumps in Europe (1996-2008): why do outbreaks occur in highly vaccinated populations?Archived
Despite long-standing mumps vaccination programmes with high coverage in Europe, a majority of the countries analysed have in recent years experienced mumps outbreaks