WOW!!!!!!!! Voodoo science at its worst! All of the people who are getting the mumps in this outbreak have had 2 doses of the MMR. The funny thing is they are now just making it up as they go along and are claiming a person needs 3 doses if they live or work on a college campus. I heard the same crap a few years ago when there was an outbreak in NYC, a Dr was pushing a 3rd dose on teens and said he would like to see it become a 4 dose series or perhaps even more.
If anyone has any information on this outbreak please pass it my direction.
BERKELEY — Hundreds of UC Berkeley students and employees lined up outside the campus health center Thursday for free vaccinations after a mumps outbreak infected up to 20 students.
A spokeswoman for the health center said the university and state public-health officials expected to vaccinate more than 1,000 people by the time the clinic closed at 6 p.m. The university will hold another free clinic from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 14.
The state Department of Public Health was monitoring the rare outbreak this week. A department spokesman said he had no update on the number of students infected. Seven cases had been confirmed and 13 other students were being tested.
Although health officials initially wondered whether the outbreak started with students who had not been vaccinated, a spokeswoman for the city of Berkeley said all the patients had received the two recommended doses before becoming ill. Three vaccinations are recommended for people living and working on college campuses, a city health official said.