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Despite the success of vaccines, mumps wasn't eradicated. Small pockets of infection continued to appear. These small outbreaks were difficult to control but eventually burned out such that they disappeared. For the most part, these isolated events were considered part of the ongoing reality of an ever-present virus.
Every day when I see patients in my surgical clinic, some are offered a procedure to help them feel better. Whether it is a minor surgery like a tonsillectomy, or something larger scale such as tumor resection, I have a full discussion with the patient regarding the benefits and risks of doing "something." Each time I go over the common minor risks of an intervention and the exceedingly rare, but potentially very serious risks that can occur. I also review with them the risks of doing "nothing" - of what may happen if they don't have surgery. Vaccination is no different.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Add forward Steve Downie and goaltender Thomas Greiss to the list of Pittsburgh Penguins dealing with the mumps.The team said Friday that both tested positive for the virus and will...
Past generations of professional hockey players were never at risk of mumps outbreaks. Today's players are, and tomorrow's will be, along with adults generally. These outbreaks -- which the media portray as coming out of the blue -- don't surprise anyone in medical circles who has been paying attention.
Since news broke over the weekend that Sidney Crosby does, in fact, have mumps, many people are wondering exactly the virus is, and why it's spreading among hockey players. Thus far, approximately 14...
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps.The Penguins announced the diagnosis Sunday after holding the two-time MVP out of...
After appearing in an interview on Friday morning with a swollen face, Sidney Crosby is taking a two-game break from playing with the Pittsburgh Penguins — though officials are saying it's not mumps....