Mumps Outbreak among 50 University students, most already vaccinated with MMR


FOX NEWS: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus 

The department said in a news release Tuesday that 69 cases have been reported on the Urbana-Champaign campus and new infections continue to be seen. A week earlier about 50 cases were known.  Director Nirav Shah says most of the infected people have received two rounds of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine but believes a third round could help control the outbreak.


VLA Comment: It is very dangerous for a man to develop mumps at a mature age. He can become sterile. One of the problems with getting a mumps vaccines as a child is that it prevents a boy from getting the mumps early on when it is safe for him to get the childhood disease. Getting the early childhood diseases build the immune system and has now been found to protect against certain types of cancer.  See 5 minute powerpoint presentation

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