Mumps outbreak in Arkansas, USA

Over 2,000 people have been infected with the mumps virus in the northwestern part of the state. So far, 49 different schools in 17 school districts, 3 colleges or vocational schools and 3 private schools have been involved in this outbreak.

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Advice For Travellers

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.