Worst mumps outbreak in Arkansas, USA, since 1970

An outbreak of mumps with approximately 2,200 reported cases continues across the state. There were 12 new cases last week in what is the worst outbreak of this infection since the 1970s.

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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.