Long Beach mumps outbreak up to 36 infected

Three dozen people have been infected with the mumps in an ongoing outbreak thus far limited to Long Beach, New York, according to NBC New York.

A vast majority of the 36 infections have occurred among individuals in their early 20s. According to NBC New York, officials with the Nassau County Health Department said this outbreak is most likely attributable to a new strain of the mumps that is resistant to vaccines.

Mumps can be transmitted via coughing, sneezing and exposure to the saliva of an infected person.

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