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Mumps cases identified in Alaska—A reminder that community immunity starts with you!

This month, multiple cases of laboratory-confirmed mumps have been reported to the Alaska Section of Epidemiology, originating in Anchorage. Alaska public health officials believe there is potential for wider community exposure, putting non-immune individuals at risk for infection. Mumps has caused several large outbreaks in the US recently. Mumps is prevented by the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Two doses of MMR are recommended for all children; the first dose at 12-15 months and the second dose at 4-6 ...

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