Increase in the number of mumps cases in Oklahoma, USA

According to health officials, 43 cases of mumps have been reported primarily in Garfield County. The Oklahoma State Department of Health is still investigating 10 possible cases, but have confirmed another probable 2 infected people in Kay County.

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Advice For Travellers

Mumps is transmitted by direct contact with the saliva of an infected person, and travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious mumps virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to this virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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