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Mumps cases in Hawaii declining after initial outbreak

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The Department of Health announced the number of mumps cases is declining since the outbreak began in March of 2017, though the need for the vaccine is still just as imperative.

“Prevention is the key,” Dr. Park said. “The best way to avoid the mumps is to get vaccinated. We urge the public to remain vigilant and protect themselves and their family members by getting the vaccine.”

Each week the DOH investigated new cases of the infection.  As of March 1st, 2018, the total number of confirmed cases in the state is 902.

Vaccines are available at local pharmacies. Click here to find a pharmacy closest to you.

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