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CDC Advisory: Notice to Providers Concerning Potential Cases of Mumps During a Multi-State Outbreak

We have just received a CDC Advisory concerning mumps outbreak. It is available on the HAN home page, is appended to this email, and is also attached as a pdf file. To read the attachment, you will need the Adobe reader. If you do not have that software, it can be downloaded at no cost at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.
To log into the HAN, for this alert and many related documents, go to www.nyc.gov/health/nycmed
If you have any questions or problems, call 1-888-NYCMED9 or write to nycmed@health.nyc.gov
If healthcare providers have any concerns regarding a suspected or confirmed case related to the CDC notification below, please call the NYC DOHMH Provider Access Line at 1-866-NYC DOH1.
This is an official
CDC Health Advisory
Distributed via Health Alert Network
March 11, 2010, 14:32 EST (2:32 PM EST)
CDCHAN-00310-10-03-11-ADV-N
MARCH, 2010, Notice to Providers Conce rning
Potential Cases of Mumps During a Multi-State Outbreak
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 http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/provisional/downloads/mmr-evidence-immunity-Aug2009-508.pdf 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
Yiddish: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/mumps_vis-yi.pdf
English: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default .htm#mmr
Resources (fact sheets on mumps and the outbreak) for Patients:http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/about/downloads/mumps-factsheet.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/outbreaks/outbreak-patient-qa.html
Radio PSA (free for download): http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=805169
For Additional Information:
For more information on MMR vaccines, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mumps
More information about mumps can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/mumps
For the latest information about this outbreak, go to http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/outbreaks.html
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

We have just received a CDC Advisory concerning mumps outbreak. It is available on the HAN home page, is appended to this email, and is also attached as a pdf file. To read the attachment, you will need the Adobe reader. If you do not have that software, it can be downloaded at no cost at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

To log into the HAN, for this alert and many related documents, go to www.nyc.gov/health/nycmed

If you have any questions or problems, call 1-888-NYCMED9 or write to nycmed@health.nyc.gov

If healthcare providers have any concerns regarding a suspected or confirmed case related to the CDC notification below, please call the NYC DOHMH Provider Access Line at 1-866-NYC DOH1.

This is an official

CDC Health Advisory

Distributed via Health Alert Network

March 11, 2010, 14:32 EST (2:32 PM EST)

CDCHAN-00310-10-03-11-ADV-N

MARCH, 2010, Notice to Providers Conce rning

Potential Cases of Mumps During a Multi-State Outbreak

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 http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/provisional/downloads/mmr-evidence-immunity-Aug2009-508.pdf 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

Yiddish: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/mumps_vis-yi.pdf

English: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default .htm#mmr

Resources (fact sheets on mumps and the outbreak) for Patients:http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/about/downloads/mumps-factsheet.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/outbreaks/outbreak-patient-qa.html

Radio PSA (free for download): http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=805169

For Additional Information:

For more information on MMR vaccines, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mumps

More information about mumps can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/mumps

For the latest information about this outbreak, go to http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/outbreaks.html

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

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March 11th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

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