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Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Immunity in College Students

This study has been completed.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sri Edupuganti, MD MPH, Emory University Identifier:
First received: May 19, 2008
Last updated: March 4, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
This study will lay the foundation for determining the underlying reasons for lack of immunity to mumps that led to the 2006 mumps outbreak on college campuses in the Mid West, and it will assess the potential for similar outbreaks of measles and rubella. A total of 70 to 80 college students (age 18 to 22) on the Emory campus (or nearby college campuses or the community) will be assessed for antibodies to measles, mumps or rubella by drawing a one-time blood sample. Their medical records will be verified for documentation of immunization with MMR vaccine prior to enrollment in the study. If a study volunteer is found to not have MMR immunity, they will be offered an MMR-II vaccine. For this group, additional blood specimens will be obtained.

Condition Intervention Phase
Measles Mumps Rubella Biological: MMR vaccine Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Persistence of Humoral and Cellular Immune Responses Following Age-appropriate Vaccination With the MMR Vaccine

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Further study details as provided by Sri Edupuganti, MD MPH, Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Levels of mumps antibody and levels of memory B and T cell responses [ Time Frame: Day 1 for all participants except for those who receive MMR vaccine, there will be additional outcome measures on Day 0, 7, 14 and 28 post-vaccination. ]
    Cross sectional measurement of antibodies to mumps. measles or rubella

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine proportion of college-aged students who are seronegative for mumps [ Time Frame: outcome measurement on Day 1 ]
    Cross-sectional measurement of antibodies to mumps, measles and rubella

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole blood

Enrollment: 74
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
College-aged students who were immunized with MMR.
Biological: MMR vaccine
People with no antibodies to either mumps, measles and rubella will be offered the MMR vaccine (they may choose to or choose not to receive the MMR vaccine)
Other Name: No other names

Detailed Description:
No additional description needed.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 24 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects for this study will be 18-22 year olds recruited from Emory University's student population who have received two age-appropriate doses of the MMR-II vaccine.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ability and willing to provide an informed consent
  • Documented receipt of MMR-II vaccination in childhood
  • Not pregnant

Exclusion Criteria

  • No history of HIV infection.
  • Immunocompromised health status due to HIV infection, cancer, diabetes, liver, lung or kidney diseases, autoimmune diseases, history of splenectomy.
  • Use of immunosuppressive medications within last 2 to 3 months (oral or parenteral corticosteroids or cytotoxic medications)
  • Medical conditions that require the use of immunosuppressive medications
  • Received blood or blood products within the last 30 days
  • Any vaccines received in the last 30 days
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00962819

United States, Georgia
The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center
Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sri Edupuganti, MD MPH
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Principal Investigator: Srilatha Edupuganti, MD Emory University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Sri Edupuganti, MD MPH, Assistant Prfessor, Emory University Identifier: NCT00962819     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00007373
Study First Received: May 19, 2008
Last Updated: March 4, 2014

Keywords provided by Sri Edupuganti, MD MPH, Emory University:
Mumps antibodies
Mumps immunity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Morbillivirus Infections
Paramyxoviridae Infections
Mononegavirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Rubivirus Infections
Togaviridae Infections
Rubulavirus Infections
Parotid Diseases
Salivary Gland Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Immunologic Factors
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