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CDC looking into student mumps cases

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Centers for Disease Control will be following up on students who came in contact with the mumps in May. According to Department of Education Student Support Administrator Jessica Camacho, they've been in communication with the CDC, which has said it will be assessing these same students to make comparisons once the school year begins.

"We are in the process of looking at how this is going to happen, but it's going to happen at the beginning of the school year. The CDC will be coming out to see how effective the #3 MMR shot was with the school population," she explained.

Several schools were being administered MMR shots before the school year ended because of the mumps outbreak. More than 200 cases were reported to Public Health at the time.

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