Diseases that we thought were a thing of the past are returning. Reports indicate that mumps are now in Middle Tennessee.
"While few vaccines provide 100 percent protection against illness, two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 88 percent effective in preventing mumps..."
As health officials in nearby states, including Arkansas and Missouri monitor outbreaks of mumps that are growing in number and geographically, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds residents mumps vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps illness.
MURFREESBORO - Parents at La Vergne Primary School received a notification from Rutherford County Schools that a student there had mumps. Since then, WGNS has learned from Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans the state Department of Health has NOT confirmed a student with mumps.
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