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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM
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NHL Trying to Check Mumps Outbreak

An outbreak of mumps is occurring in the US among a very specific population: members of the National Hockey League. More than two dozen players on multiple teams have tested positive for the disease in recent weeks, including superstar Sidney Crosby. Mumps is a contagious disease characterized by swelling of the salivary glands. Although nearly all children in the US are immunized against the disease, immunity can decrease with age. Teams are now providing booster shots to players, and all the affected players are expected to recover without any lasting effects. More...
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:33:38 AM

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That'd be a great team name - The Minnesota Mumps.
striker
Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:57:10 AM
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every player and everybody around them friend, media has to get check
Dr WWWW
Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:57:50 AM

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No laughing matter:

Up to 4 out of 10 adolescent and adult males infected with mumps may have swelling of the testicles, which rarely results in decreased fertility. About 1 out of 20 women who get mumps may have swelling of the ovaries, but this does not affect fertility.

Mumps can be the most severe in adulthood, causing complications such as meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord). About 15 out of 100 adults with mumps develop meningitis. This can include headache and stiff neck, but most infected adults get well within 3 to 10 days. Pancreatitis, swelling of the pancreas (an organ with many functions including helping to digest food), is usually mild and can occur in 5 out of 100 adults with mumps. Mumps infection during the early months of pregnancy has been linked to miscarriage. Death from mumps is rare, but when it happens, it occurs most often in adults.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mumps/downloads/dis-mumps-color-office.pdf
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2014 9:36:18 PM

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The complacency within this society (America) I find beyond amazing, is it based upon stupidity, laziness, or just, "I don't care"? Of course, in this country most jocks get a free ride through school so we shouldn't expect many of them to understand proper health measures. So just maybe were back to the failure within our, "educational systems", or there just bad teacher's?
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