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    10,000 cases in 70 days, Kerala now has a mumps outbreak
    Health experts attribute outbreak to absence of immunity in children​
    Unnikrishnan S
    Updated on: 08 Mar 2024, 10:21 pm

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The state is facing an outbreak of mumps, a contagious viral infection that spreads the same way as cold and flu, with over 10,000 children affected in less than 70 days. The average number of children seeking treatment daily has increased from 50 in January to 300 in March, indicating the prevalence of the disease, according to health department data.

    Meanwhile, the Indian Academy of Paediatrics has revealed that one in 20 children reporting at outpatient clinics in Kerala now has mumps. They also pointed out that Malappuram and its neighbouring districts have the most number of cases.

    The health department has started monitoring the disease prevalence by collecting random samples and sending them for PCR testing. The children seek treatment with mild fever and headache along with the marked symptoms of puffy cheeks and swollen jaws.​

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    Over 15,000 Cases of Mumps Reported in Kerala
    Anusha Ebiya Paul | 25 Mar 2024
    State authorities have reached out to the Central government, seeking replacement of the current MR vaccine used in the Universal Immunisation Programme with the MMR Vaccine.

    In a concerning development, Kerala is currently grappling with an outbreak of mumps, a contagious viral infection. Over the last two months, the state has recorded a total of 15,637 cases as of March 22.

    The outbreak, which has been escalating over the past five months, has spread across various districts of Kerala, with Malappuram and Kozhikode recording the highest number of cases.

    Confirming the outbreak, the Union Health Ministry said that the National Centre for Disease Control in the state had been alerted. Besides Kerala, there have been reports of a surge in mumps cases in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra...​


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        Why India is reporting a mumps infection spike
        Mumps, while mostly self-limiting in children, can threaten the elderly, immunocompromised or those with comorbidities​
        Sonali Acharjee
        UPDATED: Apr 9, 2024 18:17 IST
        Edited By: Ashish Mukherjee

        Over the past month, several states have reported high incidence of the mumps infection. Kerala, in particular, has had close to 2,500 cases, with 190 recorded in a single day in March, according to Union health ministry officials.

        The other states reporting outbreaks are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and, most recently, Rajasthan, where Jaipur and Udaipur emerged as hotspots. “I have seen five or six cases of mumps in the past two weeks, all of them children. The symptoms have been mild mostly,” says Dr Jahnvi Gupta, a general physician in Udaipur.​...


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          Mumps cases rise in Delhi-NCR: Know causes, symptoms and preventive measures
          Mumps is preventable through vaccination, with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine being the most effective method.
          Shweta Singh
          Updated : May 02, 2024, 05:05 PM IST​

          Mumps cases are seeing a surge in Delhi, NCR, predominantly affecting children between the ages of 6 and 7. This viral infection, caused by the paramyxovirus, manifests in facial swelling, painful salivary glands, fever, sore throat, and reduced appetite. Recent reports also highlight instances in Maharashtra, Hyderabad, and Telangana. While symptoms are usually manageable and the condition tends to resolve on its own, there's a risk of rare but severe complications like meningitis and deafness...