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Volume 17, Number 4—April 2011


Mumps Complications and Effects of Mumps Vaccination, England and Wales, 2002–2006

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Medscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing medical education (CME) for this journal article, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn CME credit.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Medscape, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medscape, LLC designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other clinicians completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To participate in this journal CME activity: (1) review the learning objectives and author disclosures; (2) study the education content; (3) take the post-test and/or complete the evaluation at; (4) view/print certificate.

Release date: March 23, 2011; Expiration date: March 23, 2012

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the clinical presentation and short- and long-term complications associated with mumps infection
  • Describe the attack rate of mumps in the United Kingdom epidemic of 2004–2005
  • Identify the most common mumps complications seen in hospitalized children in the mumps epidemic
  • Compare hospitalization and complication rates for mumps among MMR-vaccinated and unvaccinated children.

Medscape CME Editor

Carol Snarey, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Carol Snarey has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Medscape CME Author

Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd, Clinical Professor; Director of Research and Faculty Development, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine at Orange, Orange, California. Disclosure: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationship: served as a nonproduct speaker for "Topics in Health" for Merck Speaker Services.


Disclosures: Chee-Fu Yung, MD; Nick Andrews, MSc; Antoaneta Bukasa; and Kevin E. Brown, MD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Mary Ramsay, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationship: received grants for clinical research from GlaxoSmithKline.


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