Four more mumps cases confirmed on Big Island

Hawaii News Digest, 21 October 2017, 1645 UTC, Post #15814.


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The Hawaii Department of Health has confirmed four more mumps cases on Hawaii Island.  So far this year, there have been 500 documented cases of the infectious disease statewide.

At least two cases of the painful infection have been found at Hawaii Island public schools.  One case was found at The Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School in Hilo, while another case was confirmed at the Naalehu Elementary School in the Ka’u District.

Health officials are asking residents to get an additional dose of MMR vaccine as a preventative measure.

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