Mumps outbreak persists in Arkansas, US

To date, there have been 520 infected people confirmed or strongly believed to have mumps in Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville. This is the largest outbreak in the state in the last 20 years.

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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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