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Mumps Outbreak in Amiriyat Alfallujah, West of Iraq

Abstract

The viral disease continues to cause outbreak throughout the world. Recently, many large-scale mumps outbreak have occurred in vaccinated population.

The object of the study is to determine the trend (occurrence, age and gender of distribution) of notified clinical cases of mumps in Amiriyat Alfallujah, west of Iraq about 30 kilometres south the city of Alfallujah from January 2017 to February 2018.

We conducted a retrospective cohort study on 414 reported clinical cases in Amiriyat Alfulljah district. Via a questionnaire we collected information on clinical manifestations, history of exposure to mumps, family members affected and vaccination history.

The study results showed that the percentage of male affected was 62% and it appears that the most affected age group were between 5-15 years old and about 59% were vaccinated against the disease.

Yamama T Al-Khazraji and Mina T Al-Khazraji

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