Ongoing mumps outbreak in Israel, January to August 2017.

August 31, 2017 By:
  • Indenbaum V
  • Hubschen JM
  • Stein-Zamir C
  • Mendelson E
  • Sofer D
  • Hindiyeh M
  • Anis E
  • Abramson N
  • Haas EJ
  • Yosef Y
  • Dukhan L
  • Singer SR.

In Israel, 262 mumps cases were registered between 1 January and 28 August 2017 despite a vaccine coverage of >/=96%. The majority (56.5%) of cases were adolescents and young adults between 10 and 24 years of age. Nearly twice as many cases were reported in males than in females. Sequence information identified genotype G and suggested specific transmission chains in different religious communities, with the Muslim population in Jerusalem being most severely affected.

2017 Aug. Euro Surveill.22(35).
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