Title

Guam : Mumps

Course

PUBH-100

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2017

Disciplines

Diseases | Other Public Health | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

In the years of 2009-2010, Guam experienced an outbreak of mumps that was widespread throughout the country. Mumps is a disease in which the parotid gland located in the face and neck region swells and can cause inflammation in the brain. Though a majority of the citizens were vaccinated for MMR, there was still a problem throughout the nation. The vaccine is provided in a number of doses, three being the optimal amount. It was later revealed that citizens who were vaccinated only received two doses, not fully protecting them from the illness. 505 cases were reported overall for this time period. Guam was put under surveillance and monitored for any uprising diseases.

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