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Hospitals warn of nationwide mumps epidemic

The UK is in the grip of a nationwide mumps epidemic, researchers said today.
A growing number of outbreaks of mumps among children and young people have sparked concern in recent months.

Now researchers writing in the British Medical Journalhave warned that no opportunity should be missed to offer the measles, mumps and rubella jab to those at the highest risk of mumps, such as anyone starting school or university.

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