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Mumps Outbreak Catches Colleges Off Guard

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by Jarrett Carter

CBS News reports on a resurgence in mumps infections throughout the United States, with more than 2,800 cases reported this year — nearly double the number of confirmed illnesses in 2015.

The University of Missouri, which has reported nearly 200 cases of mumps infection this academic year, has asked students to refrain from throwing social engagements on campus and asked students to avoid public places like bars in order to stem the outbreak.

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