Doctors encourage mumps vaccination as annual numbers slowly rise – KBTX

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) – More than 150 people across the country reported having a mumps infection so far this year. A relatively small number considering hundreds of thousands of cases were reported before the MMR vaccine was created in 1967. Earlier this month several cases were confirmed at Temple University and officials in Colorado quarantined individuals at an ICE facility who showed signs of having the disease. “Those outbreaks are typically occurring in areas where there is a dense population where there are crowded conditions,” said Dr. Seth Sullivan, with Baylor Scott and White Health. The mumps, like the ...

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