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BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 21 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4217

Half the cases in German mumps outbreak were young adults: The age of those infected by mumps in Germany is rising, reports the Robert Koch Institute.1 Nearly half (46%) the cases in a recent outbreak were among 16 to 22 year olds—and some school teachers. New recommendations expected this summer will encourage adults born after 1970 who have not had mumps to be vaccinated.

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