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Fifth letter of a NASDAQ stock symbol specifying that the issue is the company's fourth class of preferred shares.


1. A symbol (M) indicating that a bond has matured. It is used most often on transaction tables in a newspaper.

2. A symbol (M) indicating that the dividend on a stock has been reduced by a certain amount. It is used most often on transaction tables in a newspaper.

3. A symbol (m) indicating that the closing price of a security is lower than the closing price of the previous trading day.

4. A symbol (m) indicating the percentage by which the net asset value per share of a closed-end investment company exceeds its share price.

5. A symbol for 1,000.


1. Used in bond transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a bond that has matured and is no longer drawing interest: Cuba 4 1/2 77m.
2. Used in the dividend column of stock transaction tables of newspapers to indicate an annual dividend rate that is reduced on the last declaration date: .20m.
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Mumps, once a common childhood illness, can spread widely when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
A complement fixation reaction test showed a 16-fold increase in this patient's mumps antibody titers.
Mumps (epidemic parotitis) is a viral disease caused by the mumps virus.
Three case-patients had permanent unilateral hearing loss that was probably caused by mumps virus infection.
Andrew Jones, executive director of public health for Betsi Cadwaladr public health director Andrew Jones Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said: "The number of cases of measles and mumps fluctuate month by month so it's important to look at the trends over time to give a more accurate picture.
There is no treatment for mumps but it can be prevented by the safe and highly effective MMR vaccine.
A case definition consistent with that in "Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Mumps Outbreaks in Canada" was adopted.
Julia Waller, of the HPA, said: "We have seen a sharp rise in mumps and measles cases over recent years and teenagers and young adults who have not had two doses of MMR vaccine are particularly vulnerable.
Single mumps vaccines have never been licensed for use in the UK.
A recent increase in mumps orchitis among pubertal and postpubertal males has raised concerns about fertility issues in men aged 15 to 24 years, according to a review.
Mumps infection during the course of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment has been reported to have a mild course and this was related to the intrinsic low cytopathological effect of the virus, contrasting with the severe course of measles and Varicella zoster virus infections in immunocompromised patients.
The illness, which can be caused by mumps or the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and gonorrhea, causes testicles to shrink in about half of all cases, and one sixth of sufferers end up with fertility problems due to the infection.