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2010-02-12 06:40:00

State and federal health officials said on Thursday that an outbreak of mumps, which started in a summer camp last June, has sickened over 1,500 people in New York and New Jersey. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a weekly report that the outbreak is the biggest the U.S. has seen since 2006, when over 6,000 people became ill. According to Reuters, school-age children in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York have largely suffered.  Officials say the group had...

2008-08-27 09:01:26

At least 116 people infected in mumps outbreak in western Canada OTTAWA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- At least 116 people have been confirmed of being infected and another 74 suspected cases under investigation following a mumps outbreak in western Canada's British Columbia province, health officials said Tuesday. The outbreak began in a religious community in the Fraser Valley when two people from neighboring Alberta province carried the mumps there. Due to their religious belief, many...