By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Florida state health officials reported an additional 26 mumps cases in June, bringing the total since the beginning of the year to 66 in fourteen counties.
Eight out of 10 mumps cases reported in June were related to an outbreak. No new mumps outbreaks were seen in June, investigations continue on two ongoing outbreaks–one at the University of Florida and the other at a detention facility.
In June, mumps cases were primarily seen in people 19 years and older. 58% cases not up- to-date or unknown vaccination status.
Since 1989 when the two dose vaccination program was introduced, the number of mumps cases has fluctuated from a few hundred to a few thousand per year. About half of the outbreaks reported since 2016 have been associated with colleges and universities, primarily affecting young adults.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends a third mumps virus-containing vaccine for certain populations identified by public health authorities as being at increased risk of mumps because of an outbreak.
Nationally, from January 1 to June 21, 2019, 44 states and the District of Columbia in the U.S. reported mumps infections in 1,471 people to CDC.