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Mumps cases in England rise to highest level in a decade

Total of 5,042 is four times that in 2018 as health experts urge people to catch up on vaccine

The number of recorded cases of mumps in England has soared to the highest level in a decade.

There were 5,042 cases in 2019 – four times the number in 2018. Many of these were as a result of outbreaks in universities and colleges, and most were in young adults who did not have the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) jab.

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