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Medical Health Officers say NHL mumps outbreak has important message for everyone

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An outbreak of the mumps has benched 14 NHL players, (including Sidney Crosby seen above during a press conference on PensTV)  and local Medical Health Officers say people should take note.

Sunshine Coast MHO Dr. Paul Martiquet says they’re starting to see a resurgence in the virus with 5 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health areas in the last year.

Island Health MHO Dr. Charmaine Enns says there have only been 3 cases on the central Island in the last 6 years, but she says it’s still a good reminder to make sure you’re fully vaccinated.

The doctors say until 1996, people were only given 1 dose of the MMR vaccine, and 2 doses are now required, meaning some people may not know they need a booster.

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