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Mumps outbreak is reminder of vaccination need

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    Before the vaccine was first offered, 50 years ago, the virus was endured as a “universal childhood disease,” with roughly 200,000 cases reported annually. Officials say about 90 percent of Hawaii’s schoolchildren are now vaccinated for mumps.

The highly contagious mumps virus hanging in Hawaii’s air has so far resulted in 47 cases — a 16-year high. The best way to avoid the disease: Get vaccinated. Read more

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