Mumps cases related to Temple University outbreak spreading in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (WPVI) -- The mumps outbreak which started at Temple University continues to grow and has now spread to another county.

The University says there are now 17 confirmed or suspected cases in the Temple community and Montgomery County says it has 2 cases with ties to the University.

The mumps virus spreads by saliva and secretions from the mouth, nose, or throat.

Studies show that childhood vaccinations can wear off, and a third dose of vaccine is now recommended at age 18.
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