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Extra MMR booster might temper mumps infections

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a third dose of the MMR vaccine may have helped to control a mumps outbreak in New York during 2009 and 2010.

Most people who developed the illness had already received the two recommended doses of MMR vaccine.

After a third dose was offered to teenagers mumps declined by three-quarters in the entire community.

-Study led by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and published in Pediatrics, December 2012

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