5 Feb 2018

Mumps epidemic takes hold in Auckland

From Morning Report, 7:15 am on 5 February 2018

Doctors are starting to see the nasty complications of mumps as the epidemic takes hold in Auckland. Teenage boys and men have been developing the painful condition, orchitis, the swelling of the testicles than can have a long-term impact on their fertility. And as kids return to school, there's no sign of the promised Auckland-wide catch-up vaccination campaign that could protect tens of thousands of people.