Thursday, February 7, 2008

Mumps Threatening to Make a Comeback in Finland

Whilst it is hardly endemic, mumps seems to be making a bit of a comeback in Finland. Last year, six cases of mumps were identified, four of which occurred in September-December, one case per month. In 2006 and 2005 eight and six cases of mumps were reported respectively. Before that, however, the number of annual mumps cases has been considerably lower. For example, at the turn of the millennium not one single case was diagnosed. And this was how it should be, for steps had been taken to eradicate the illness altogether.

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