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By Michelle Eickmeyer
It’s April 18, 2014 and there are mumps outbreaks in Ohio and New York. Mumps! And both associated with college campuses? (Well, my aunt always said “there is a time and place for everything, and it’s college,” but somehow I never suspected she meant mumps!)
One side blames the anti-vaccination movement; the other citing cases in those who were vaccinated. According the the Center for Disease Control, roughly 186,000 cases of mumps were reported annually before the vaccination program was begun in 1967. There are currently 247 confirmed cases (243 in Ohio; 13 in New York) of mumps being included in the two areas of concentration.
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