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Mumps outbreak reaches nearly 2,000 in New York and New Jersey

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posted on Feb, 11 2010 @ 08:52 PM
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Mumps outbreak reaches nearly 2,000 in New York and New Jersey


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Nearly 2,000 people, mostly adolescent and young adult males in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York and New Jersey, have contracted mumps since last summer, according to health officials.

CDC officials trace the origin of this outbreak to a summer camp for Orthodox Jewish boys in Sullivan County, New York, last June.
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posted on Feb, 11 2010 @ 08:52 PM
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Health officials say they believe there are several reasons why this outbreak is confined to these religious communities. One is that young men in particular are spending many hours in school, "often face-to-face with a study partner," according to the CDC's weekly report. It is likely community transmission also occurs within large families.


This is kind of strange. Seems very directed on the Orthodox Jewish community. Even if they keep to themselves a lot. I used to live in NJ, and with the population density you can't have a cold and not pass it on to the four surrounding blocks.

I cannot believe that they do not have prolonged exposure to anyone else in the community that is not Jewish.

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[edit on 11-2-2010 by timewalker]



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