Nearly 300 cases of mumps reported in March in the U.S.


The Centers for Disease Control say the number of mumps cases has jumped.

The CDC says 275 new cases of mumps were reported last month. That puts the number of new cases this year at 426.

Related: CDC: 151 cases of mumps reported so far in 2019

Mumps can be transmitted when people touch surfaces that were touched by an infected person. 

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