Oklahoma mumps outbreak now up to 130

On Monday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health updated the number of mumps cases in the state associated with a recent outbreak to 130, marking a 49-case increase since Oct. 18.

State health officials are working with schools and healthcare providers to identify infected individuals and exclude them from childcare centers, schools and workplaces during the timeframe in which they are contagious.

According to the CDC, two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine are 88 percent effective at preventing the mumps.

Recently, a renascent outbreak of the mumps in northwest Arkansas associated with 33 schools across three school districts resulted in more than 800 infections.

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