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England Mumps cases hit ten year high.

England Mumps cases hit ten year high.

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  1. Oh crap. I’m too old to have been vaccinated for mumps.

    With cases of measles on the rise too, I guess it might be worth having the MMR jab.

  2. > Health officials are urging people to have both parts of the MMR vaccine after cases of mumps in England reached their highest level in a decade.

    > Outbreaks in universities and colleges raised the number of cases of the painful viral illness to 5,042 in 2019 – four times the number in 2018.

    > Most were in young adults who missed out on the MMR jab.

    > Public Health England said the full two doses of the vaccination were needed to maximise protection.

    > The vaccine prevents most cases of mumps – but not all, and so some young people are still getting the illness.

    > There were also increases in mumps cases in Wales and Scotland in 2019.

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