The measles, mumps and rubella or MMR vaccine is the most effective way to prevent infection with any of the three diseases, Florida health officials said. But even vaccinated persons can contract mumps, as a recent rise in cases in Florida and elsewhere has shown. In this 2015 photo, the MMR vaccine is shown at a pediatric clinic in Greenbrae, Calif.
The measles, mumps and rubella or MMR vaccine is the most effective way to prevent infection with any of the three diseases, Florida health officials said. But even vaccinated persons can contract mumps, as a recent rise in cases in Florida and elsewhere has shown. In this 2015 photo, the MMR vaccine is shown at a pediatric clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. Eric Risberg AP/File
The measles, mumps and rubella or MMR vaccine is the most effective way to prevent infection with any of the three diseases, Florida health officials said. But even vaccinated persons can contract mumps, as a recent rise in cases in Florida and elsewhere has shown. In this 2015 photo, the MMR vaccine is shown at a pediatric clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. Eric Risberg AP/File

Florida has reported more mumps cases in 2017 than the last five years combined

December 19, 2017 05:35 PM