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Mumps cases rise among teenagers and young adults

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7458.132-a (Published 15 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:132
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Cases of mumps are running at the highest level for a decade in England and Wales.

    In the first three months of this year 578 cases were reported, compared with 414 for the first quarter of 2003. In 1996, there were only 94 cases.

    New figures from the Health Protection Agency show that most cases of mumps are now among young adults who missed out on vaccination in the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination programme that began in …

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