Outbreak of Mumps Disease in Al-Hashimayh District- Babylon ProvinceFor The Year 2016

Abstract

Mumpsis a communicable disease caused by the mumps virus. Initial signs and symptoms often include fever, muscle pain, headache, and feeling tired. This is then usually followed by painful swelling of one or both parotid salivary glands,the disease can be prevented via vaccination.The objectives,to study occurrence of mumps diseasein Al-Hashimayhdistrict through the year 2016.Additionally, to study the association between the mumps diseaseand vaccination(immunization) statusof affected patients with some related variables.This study was; A descriptive, cross-sectional, carried out during the period 29thMarch2017 till 30thofApril2017. Data were collected from records of communicable diseases unit in Al-Hashimayh sector, by using a special questionnaire format was constructed for this purpose;Sample of thestudy were(749)cases of mumps.The resultsof the study shows that the majority of mumps cases were registered at age group more than (10) yrs., and they were accounted 485(64.8%). About 537(71.7%) were male, and 323(43%)were atprimary school education.Relative to residency;488(65%)of cases were reported at urban areas.Regarding to vaccination statuswere443(59%)ofaffected casesnon vaccinated with (MMR) vaccine. The majority of registered cases364(48.6%) was reported at Al Qassim area, and highly registeredat 4thseason, which were accounted317(42.3%). Finally,the results had reported a highly significant association at (P<0.01), concerning the relationship of vaccination status of patients and residency.

Keywords

Mumps Disease