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17th February 2020

MUMPS

CASES RISING


The rise in the number of cases of mumps being reported is now reaching the highest level in England for a decade. Richard Vautrey (Chair of the BMA GP Committee) was interviewed on LBC on Friday 14th Feb about the importance of MMR vaccination.  Further details are available via the BBC report here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51493496

Health officials are urging people to have both parts of the MMR vaccine and 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.