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Outbreak! Mumps

Originally broadcast on April 15, 2010

Elizabeth Rausch-Phung, MD, MPH

New York State Department of Health
Division of Epidemiology, Bureau of Immunization

In June of 2009, a pre-teen boy attending a tradition-observant summer camp in New York State was diagnosed with Mumps.  That index case began the largest U.S. Mumps outbreak since 2006, an outbreak which is still on-going.  Dr. Elizabeth Rausch-Phung, MD, MPH of the New York State Department of Health, Division of Epidemiology, Bureau of Immunization will discuss the history, scope, unique community factors and public health actions to the Mumps outbreak.  The program will also highlight the ongoing public health response activities by both the Orange and Rockland County Health Departments as well as the rationale for providing a 3rd dose of MMR at school-based vaccination clinics in the tradition-observant Jewish community in Orange County.


After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the timeline and epidemiology of the current mumps outbreak
  • Identify the community factors favoring a mumps outbreak
  • Describe the public health actions taken and lessons learned

Continuing Education Credits

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.

Course code PA# 157N-229; 1.0 contact hour.

School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.

Continuing education credits are available until April 2013.

The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.