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Hawai‘i Mumps Update: More Cases Bring Total to 89

June 5, 2017, 1:27 PM HST
* Updated June 5, 1:31 PM
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Department of Health logoThe Hawai‘i State Department of Health has confirmed eight additional mumps cases on O‘ahu, bringing the total number to 89 this year.

The recently confirmed cases include children and adults. None of the individuals required hospitalization and all have recovered or are recovering.

The department expects to see more cases of mumps in Hawai‘i as the viral disease is highly contagious and circulating on O‘ahu.

Information on case numbers is updated regularly online.

The DOH is recommending all adults born in or after 1957, without evidence of immunity to mumps, who cannot verify previous MMR vaccination, should receive at least one MMR vaccine dose. Individuals with only one documented MMR dose, are strongly encouraged to consider receiving a second MMR vaccine dose.

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MMR vaccine is available at local pharmacies across the state.

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To locate a vaccinating pharmacy, go online or call the Aloha United Way information and referral line at 2-1-1.

Additional information about mumps and the ongoing investigation can be found on the DOH website.

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