The epidemiology of epidemic parotitis in the USSR.


Morbidity from epidemic parotitis in the USSR in the period from 1958 to 1972 ranged within the limits of 266.6 and 521.7 cases per 100 000 inhabitants. A 3--4 years cyclic recurrence of rises and falls in morbidity was observed. The bulk of cases of disease occur in the winter-spring period. In towns, parotitis is registered 3 times more frequently, in the mean, than in rural districts. More than 95% of patients in the USSR consisted of children under 15, while in Moscow, children aged 3--5 years were the most affected group. In Moscow in the period from February 1, 1972 to January 31, 1973, the morbidity in men was 493.2 per 100 000 and in women 339.5 per 100 000 (ratio 1:1.45).

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@article{Pille1976TheEO, title={The epidemiology of epidemic parotitis in the USSR.}, author={Eline Pille and O F Sarycheva and A T Andreyeva and L. V. Makarova and E A Teleshevskaya}, journal={Journal of hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology, and immunology}, year={1976}, volume={20 4}, pages={419-26} }