30 Aug 2017

Tonga Health Ministry sees drop in mumps cases

From , 3:04 pm on 30 August 2017

Tonga's Ministry of Health says it believes a recent mumps outbreak has reached its peak.

From March to this month, over 1600 cases were recorded across the Kingdom, the peak being in June when over 200 people were infected.

The chief medical officer at the Public Health Division, Reynold Ofanoa, told Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor most victims were children aged from five to 14.

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