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Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine call
eMediNexus,  27 May 2019
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A significant increase in mumps cases and continuing outbreaks of measles in England have led to calls for people to ensure they are immunized. Public Health England said even one person missing their vaccinations was "too many". There were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, compared with 1,031 in the whole of 2018. Most mumps cases are linked to teenagers mixing when they go to university.

A large outbreak was centred on Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham at the beginning of the year and similar increases in cases have been reported in Wales and Northern Ireland. (BBC, May 24, 2019)

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