Mumps outbreaks across England

18 February 2020

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Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have urged the public to ensure they have had two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, as provisional data from PHE show that there were 5,042 lab-confirmed cases of mumps in England in 2019, compared to 1,066 cases in 2018. This is the highest number of cases since 2009.

The rise in cases looks set to continue in 2020, with 546 confirmed cases in January 2020 compared to 191 during the same period in 2019.

Source: PHE, 14 February 2020