Mumps cases on the rise

9th July 2004 at 01:00
Cases of mumps in England and Wales surged in the first three months of the year, figures showed this week.

In January to March there were 578 reported cases, compared with 331 in the last quarter of 2003.

The Health Protection Agency said it was the highest quarterly total since surveillance began in 1995. The increase may be associated with some parents' fears of a link between the measles, mumps and rubella jab and autism.

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