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04/03/2019

Vaccination Push Underway To Contain Mumps Outbreak In Philadelphia

External Link - Source: NPR

A mumps outbreak that began at Philadelphia’s Temple University in February has snowballed, with the city’s health department now reporting 106 cases associated with the flare-up.

University officials say the vast majority of students involved had been immunized previously with the MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella.

So why are so many still appearing on campus with the mumps’ signature swollen cheeks?

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