Ongoing mumps outbreak in Israel, January to August 2017

V. Indenbaum, Judith M. Hübschen*, C. Stein-Zamir, E. Mendelson, D. Sofer, M. Hindiyeh, E. Anis, N. Abramson, E. J. Haas, Y. Yosef, L. Dukhan, S. R. Singer

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number35
StatePublished - 31 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes


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