More than 1,500 sickened in mumps outbreak in N.Y., N.J. Orthodox Jewish communities
ATLANTA (AP) — A mumps outbreak among Orthodox Jews in New York and New Jersey has now surpassed 1,500 cases and shows no sign of ending soon.
The outbreak began last summer at a boys camp in the Catskills. Nearly all the cases are in the insular Orthodox Jewish community. Health officials said most had a mumps vaccination, but the shots are not completely effective.