More than 1,500 sick­ened in mumps out­break in N.Y., N.J. Or­tho­dox Jewish com­mu­ni­ties

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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.

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