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Listen: Surge In No. Of People Contracting Mumps.

: 01/17/2020 - 12:45

The number of people contracting mumps is the worst it has been in recent years.

133 cases were reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre last week across the country.

15 to 24 year olds are the worst age group affected, with more men getting the viral infection than women.  

Specialist in Public Health Medicine with the HSE, Dr Suzanne Cotter, says this outbreak started in 2018 but has spread:

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