Mumps Continues to Spread as Pesach Arrives


mumps-outbreakReuven Blau reports in the  NY Post: Jews might be dealing with an 11th plague this Passover — the mumps. A special health advisory released this month cautions Hasidic Jews about spreading the disease over the holiday, which starts tomorrow night.The warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also suggests doctors offer a second dose of the vaccine to adults who already received one.

A mumps outbreak among New York and New Jersey Orthodox Jews has surpassed 1,500 cases, the CDC announced. It started last summer at a boys’ camp in upstate Sullivan county, with the first case traced to an 11-year old boy who had just come from Britain, where vaccination rates are lower.

Anyone exhibiting the common symptoms of fever, headache and swollen glands should be isolated for five days, the CDC advises.

Most of the Jewish campers had mumps vaccinations, but shots don’t prevent all cases, according to the CDC. The mumps vaccine is 79 to 95 percent effective if two doses are given.

{NY Post/Noam Newscenter}


  1. “Jews might be dealing with an 11th plague this Passover”.
    1) When did the Jews ever deal with 10 other plagues? I thought that was the Egyptians!
    2) In that case their will be another plague that we will have to be dealing with for quite some time. It’s called Barak HUSSEIN Obama!

  2. See the following article at

    MMR: Major mumps outbreak proves the vaccine doesn’t work

    10 April 2008

    At a time when health officials are quietly admitting that there could be a link between the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine and autism, a new study has also discovered that it doesn’t work.

    Researchers investigating a large outbreak of mumps in 2006, when 6,584 cases were reported among college students, have discovered that virtually every sufferer had been vaccinated twice against the disease.

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that at least 84 per cent of young adults aged between 18 and 24 years had received two-dose vaccines against mumps.  And in 2006 – when the outbreak occurred – the national two-dose coverage among adolescents reached 87 per cent, the highest in US history, and just one point below that needed for ‘herd immunity’.
    CDC researchers speculate that the outbreak – primarily among 18- to 24-year-olds – was the result of the ‘wrong type of mumps’.  The vaccine is supposed to protect against A-virus mumps, whereas the outbreak in 2006 was caused by the G-virus strain.

    Despite its limitations, the CDC team reckons that all children need a third dose of MMR – even though the two-dose vaccine was introduced following a 1980 mumps outbreak among children who had received a single vaccine dose. 

    It may be a measure that will be hard to introduce at a time when health officials are accepting that the MMR vaccine can cause autism among children with a ‘mitochondrial disorder’.

    (Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2008; 358: 1580-9).

    (The full text of The New England Journal of Medicine article can be seen at

  3. See the following article at

    MMR and Autism: US court says there’s a link, and awards compensation

    06 March 2008
    The MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine can cause autism, a US court has concluded. 

    In a secret ruling that has only just come to light, the US Court of Federal Claims has conceded that the mercury-based preservative thimerosal, which was in vaccines until 2002, caused autism in the case of one child.

    The ruling is one of 4,900 cases currently being considered for compensation payments, and it is feared by health officials that it could open the floodgates for even more claims.  It also appears to support the controversial findings of Dr Andrew Wakefield, who, in 1998, suggested a link between the vaccine and autism.

    The ruling, made by US Assistant Attorney General Peter Keisler, was made last November, and was one of three test cases into the MMR-autism link that was being considered by a three-member panel, which Keisler chaired.

    In his conclusion, Keisler said that “compensation is appropriate”.  

    The case involved a child who, when she was 18 months old, received nine vaccinations in July 2000, two of which included thimerosal.  Within days, the girl, who had previously been healthy, suddenly exhibited no response to verbal direction, loss of language skills, no eye contact, insomnia, incessant screaming, and arching.

    A diagnosis of autism was confirmed seven months later.

    In its defence, the US government said the girl had a pre-existing mitochondrial disorder that was aggravated by the vaccine.

    (Source: The Huffington Post, February 25, 2008).

    (The full text of the The Huffington Post article can be seen at

  4. See the follwing article at

    Autism caused by vaccination
    A new study has confirmed a definite causal link between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism – and it has used the same data employed by an earlier study that governments have relied on to deny the link.

    The vaccine increases the risk of autism by 850 per cent, or nearly 500 per cent if we allow for greater diagnostic awareness, one of the major arguments put forward for the sudden increase in autism.

    This conclusion contradicts that of the Madsen study carried out in 2002, which found no link, and which governments have gratefully clung to ever since.

    So why the enormous discrepancy between the two trials? Autism is usually diagnosed only at age 5 or older, or it is in Denmark from where the data for both studies has been gleaned. The Madsen study monitored the progress of vaccinated children in Denmark only for four years, so it’s hardly surprising that few, if any, cases of autism were established. Less severe cases, which might have become apparent even later, were certainly not included in the findings.

    The new study, carried out by American paediatrician Dr Fouad Yazbak and Dr G S Goldman, tracks levels of autism in Denmark from 1980 – seven years before the MMR vaccine was introduced in Denmark – until 2002. Prevalence of autism among children aged from 5 to 9 stood at 8.38 cases per 100,000 in the pre-vaccine years of 1980 to 1986, and then rose to 71.43 cases by the year 2000.

    Dr Samy Suissa of McGill University had similar problems with the Madsen study. When he analysed the statistics he discovered that the rate of autism increases to a high of 27.3 cases per 100,000 two years after vaccination compared with just 1.45 cases in non-vaccinated children.

    Sources: Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, 2004; 3: 70-5; New England Journal of Medicine, 2002; 347: 1477-82

    [The full text of The New England Journal of Medicine article (about the original Madsen study) can be seen at

  5. See the following article at

    Updated September 30, 2004

    by Sue Bennett,

    News concerning the connection between immunizations and autism was provided in People Magazine of all places!  According to an article in the September 27 issue of People Magazine, a report issued to a congressional subcommittee on September 8, 2004 shows thimerosal (a preservative containing mercury that has been widely used in vaccines) triggered autism-like symptoms in a strain of mice genetically susceptible to autoimmune disorders (as are many autistic children).  Researchers at Columbia University found mice exposed to thimerosal displayed damage to their brains similar to autism.  Head researcher, Dr. Mady Hornig said, “Identifying the connection is extremely exciting because it enables us to intervene and limit that exposure in a specific population.”  

    Dr .Hornig and her colleagues studied four strains of mice, including one strain – called SJL/L – in which mercury had previously been shown to stimulate autoimmune disorders. New-born mice of each strain were injected with either thimerosal or a thimerosal-vaccine combination at ages corresponding to those when human infants are typically immunized. The doses of mercury were also comparable to those used in humans.  The three strains of mice with no autoimmune susceptibility showed no effects from either type of inoculation. 

    But virtually all of the SJL/L mice developed a variety of problems, including delayed growth, abnormal response to novel environments, decreased exploration of their environments, abnormalities in brain architecture and increased brain size.  All of those were typical of children with autism, Dr Hornig said.   Researchers found lab mice exposed to the mercury-based preservative thimerosal, displayed brain abnormalities, growth delay; reduced locomotion; exaggerated response to novelty; and densely packed, hyperchromic hippocampal neurons with altered glutamate receptors and transporters.   The authors of the study wrote “These findings implicate genetic influences and provide a model for investigating thimerosal-related neurotoxicity”. The study is published in the Journal, Molecular Psychiatry.

    “This is clearly showing that there is an interaction of genes with the environment,” said Dr Daniel H. Geschwind of UCLA, who had been looking for genetic causes of autism and was not involved with the Columbia study. “The strain difference is … quite fascinating. This will clearly rev the debate [about vaccines] up again.”  “I believe this has enormous implications for public health,” said Dr. Julio Licinio of the University of California, Los Angeles, editor of the journal Molecular Psychiatry, where the report was published. “Showing that genetic background impacts on the outcome of thimerosal exposure is a major breakthrough.”  

    Independently, three new studies published in the August 2004 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons challenge the validity of a widely sited Danish study in which data was collected from 500,000 Danish children to determine if there was a link between increase in the incidence of autism with the introduction of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.  This study reported in its findings that there was no statistical correlation between vaccination and incidence of autism.  However, according to three new studies which re-examine the data, the Danish study was wrongly carried out and gave inaccurate results.  The first new study, by Dr. Samy Suissa, an epidemiologist at McGill University, Montreal, who looked at the same data the Danish doctors used, concludes that children who received the MMR were 45 per cent more likely to develop autism than those who were not given it. A second piece of research by Gary Goldman and Dr Fouad Yazbak shows a 400 per cent rise in autism after the introduction of the MMR vaccine in Denmark, even after taking into account greater awareness of the condition. A third study by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who first made the link between the MMR vaccine and autism in 1998 and Dr Carol Stott of Cambridge University, shows autism cases in Denmark have increased by 14.8 per cent each year since MMR was introduced.

    Goldman and Yazbak report, “According to the U.S. Department of Education, the number of cases of autism among individuals in schools aged 6 to 21 increased from 12,222 in 1992/93 to 118,602 in 2002-03, for an overall
    increase of 870%. Similar increases have been reported in school-age children in England, Scotland and Canada. These increases are larger than those in Denmark because of the number of vaccinations in those countries
    and the use of thimerosal.”

    While the political and scientific debate concerning immunizations and autism has reignited, we decided to take a poll of Autism Coach customers, asking parents what they believe caused their child’s autism.  For information on the poll, please click here.

    Information about the congressional testimony and immunization studies are as follows: 

    FDA testimony regarding reducing use of Thimerosal in Vaccines – September 8, 2004

    Dr. Mady Hornig’s testimony to congressional subcommittee – September 8, 2004 (at

    New Assessment of Data from Danish Study – Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Vol. 9, No. 3, Fall 2004.

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    Vaccine update: japan bans mmr

    01 December 1993

    The mumps portion of the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine could bring on mumps, which could be transmitted to other children.

    A two year old Japanese girl developed mumps shortly after being given the MMR vaccine. Nineteen days later, her nine year old sister developed mumps; the strain of the virus isolated in her was found to be identical to that contained in the vaccine. Japanese researchers reporting in The Lancet (7 August 1993) point to numerous other studies showing that the vaccine can bring on mumps.

    This evidence was one reason for the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare’s decision last April to discontinue the use of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

    (The full text of the The Lancet article can be seen at

  7. See the following article at

    MMR: Vaccine can cause blood disorder

    13 March 2008

    There’s more bad news for advocates of the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine with the discovery this week that it can cause a blood disorder.  Researchers have found that it may trigger immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), an immune system malfunction that destroys the body’s own blood platelets.

    The effect seems to last for an average of seven days, during which time the child’s platelet count could fall.

    The risk is relatively low, say researchers, and one case of ITP will be caused per 40,000 vaccinations.  The risk appears to last for up to 42 days after vaccination.

    Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver analysed the health profiles of more than 1 million children who had been vaccinated.  Of these, 259 developed ITP, and they reckon the vaccine was responsible for 76 per cent of these cases.

    (Source: Pediatrics, 2008; 121: e687-e692).

  8. See the following article at

    Meruvax I is the trade name for the Mumps vaccine manufactured by Merck & co. The Meruvax I mumps vaccine ingredients include the mumps live virus, the antibiotic neomycin, the chemical Sorbitol and the animal by product hydrolyzed gelatin.

    The Mumps live virus is the active ingredient to the mumps vaccine. My opposition to injecting any virus into the body is you are by passing the first line of defense, the respiratory system, thereby tricking the immune system into fighting the virus. The issue I have with this is the potential of tricking the immune system into fighting similar proteins as well, including those that are a natural part of the body. Vaccines have been used in some countries to fight population growth via sterilization by tricking the body into fighting against pregnancy hormones. You can read my article on vaccines used to sterilize girls.

    The antibiotic neomycin is a very strong antibiotic with allergenic potential to harm those allergic to this family of antibiotics. Neomycin is Nephrotoxic and can damage the kidneys. When ingested in pill form, most of the neomycin is passed through the system and is not absorbed, when injected the intestinal system is by passed therefore the body has no option to pass this potentially toxic antibiotic. Neomycin also has the potential to deplete the body of Vitamin B6 and if the body is too short on B6 it can lead to mental retardation or a form of epilepsy.

    The chemical Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol that is used medically for urinary irrigation. At under the warnings, the first warning is, not for injection. Sorbitol can cause potential side effects of Nausea, gas, diarrhea, stomach cramps or anal irritation, acidosis, diuresis, lack of urination, edema, cardiovascular/pulmonary disorders, convulsions, back ache and more, and can be harmful or fatal to those with fructose, intolerance.

    The animal by product hydrolyzed gelatin is a potential allergenic. Those who have allergies to Jello and other gelatin based food products may suffer anaphylaxsis. Animal by products can also be carriers of additional viral or bacterial hitch hikers.


    Disclaimer: This article, “Meruvax I Mumps Vaccine Ingredients”, is not intended to give medical advice. It is a call to educate yourself about disease and vaccines so that in making a decision where your child is concerned, you should take an active role in learning all you can from
    medical experts on both sides of the fence, then make an educated decision. We did not make an informed decision until one son got Leukemia and another developed Autism immediately after receiving his MMR vaccine. This has sent us on a quest to inform ourselves and others to seriously question what kind of toxic soups are being injected with the vaccines. Odds are if your child is injured by a vaccine, you have little or no recompense against the industry.