Mumps and rubella vaccines—I suspect if they could talk they would express feelings a lot like Rodney Dangerfield’s—that they get little respect, their infections often overlooked alongside the deadlier measles virus.
It’s true, they don’t get a lot of press because they are so effectively prevented by the MMR vaccine—but let's see what you remember from school about these wallflower diseases.
Following is a list of consequences of mumps and/or rubella disease seen either in the infected individual or in an infant born to an infected mother. Some may be a consequence of both diseases, others may not be related to either one. See if you can match the disease(s), A-D, with the potential consequences, 1-8.
A. Mumps B. Rubella C. Both D. Neither
|Consequence||Generally seen in ...
(A, B, C, D)
|5. Sterility in both sexes|
|7. Spontaneous abortion|
|8. Birth defects||
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