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# mumps

Last year
Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses
Of 46 cases this year so far, nearly one-third were notified in July.
All time
Rate of mumps infection declined significantly in April due to Covid restrictions
A spike in the number of people presenting with the highly infectious condition started in late 2018.
HSE offers free MMR shots to combat 'significant' rise in mumps
It follows a sharp increase in the number of cases of the illness last year.
HSE issues mumps warning as 132 cases reported last week - the highest weekly number in over a decade
Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache and painful swollen salivary glands.
Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year
The HSE said has said the increase in numbers is linked to the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.
Mumps and measles on the rise in Ireland as people share discredited research online
Dr Kevin Kelleher of the HSE said Andrew Wakefield’s research linking vaccines to autism has been “utterly discredited”.
Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital
In September, Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified of 69 cases of mumps.
'It's not a coincidence': HSE expert links latest mumps outbreak to discredited study of MMR vaccine
The HSE is still trying to determine how many people have been affected by the outbreak.
45 people diagnosed after mumps outbreak in the west
People aged 15 to 29 years old have been affected by the outbreak, the HSE has said.
Third vaccine dose may be needed to stop people getting mumps in their 30s
There have been a number of mumps outbreaks among adults in the US recently, including on college campuses.
'No chance of Neymar joining Manchester United'
The Barcelona forward was linked with a move to Old Trafford in newspaper reports
Frozen, Morning Ireland, and the C word: The week in numbers
Plus: How many new cars have been sold in Ireland so far this year?
Loads of people have got the mumps this year
And the HSE wants them to get the MMR.
These are the outbreaks of measles in Ireland since 2008
In total, the Council for Foreign Relations has tracked 432 cases since 2008.
Poll: Should vaccinations be compulsory for children?
A court has ruled that a 5-year-old boy must get his booster shots, but should vaccinations for children be compulsory across the board?