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3c.7 How common was mumps before routine vaccination, and how common is it now?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3c.7 How common was mumps before routine vaccination, and how common is it now?

105,00 cases were reported in 1970; by 1990 the rate of reported cases
was down to 5,300.

 

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