Why Did CNN Rename Mumps?

5c8d30b83a4af_boat_virus_16mar19By Dr. Joseph Mercola

  • A U.S. warship, the USS Fort McHenry, has been kept at sea for more than two months due to an outbreak of parotitis, which is swelling of one or both of the salivary glands
  • Viral parotitis is commonly seen during mumps infection, and the most common clinical manifestation of mumps is swelling of the salivary glands — the same as occurs during parotitis
  • The World Health Organization (WHO), in their information sheet of observed vaccine reactions for the MMR vaccine, states parotitis is one such reaction, which typically occurs 10 to 14 days after vaccination
  • All military personnel aboard the ship had received measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) booster vaccination

It’s interesting to note, though, that CNN, which first reported on the outbreak, describes the situation as “an outbreak of a viral infection similar to mumps.”

Another interesting development reported by CNN is, “All 703 military personnel aboard the ship have received measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) booster vaccinations, according to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet headquartered in Bahrain.”

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