We're Never Really Out of the Woods


Largest epidemic of mumps in 20 years hits Iowa and spreads to surrounding states. More than 1,000 cases have been reported, and about half the 800+ cases in Iowa have been college students with childhood vaccinations. (Adults run greater risks from the infection.) The United States normally experiences 250 to 300 mumps cases in a year. An outbreak last year in the United Kingdom resulted in 56,000 cases. Canucks issue travel warning. Freepers are already making the mumps-immigrants connection.