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  • Hundreds receive vaccinations after U.S. soldiers show signs of mumps in Italy

    Source: https://www.stripes.com/news/hundred...italy-1.594165


    Hundreds receive vaccinations after soldiers show signs of mumps in Italy
    MAURICE SMITH/U.S. ARMY
    By NANCY MONTGOMERY | STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 13, 2019

    VICENZA, Italy — Army medical staff vaccinated some 200 soldiers against mumps after several paratroopers in Italy showed symptoms of the virus and one tested positive for it in Germany.

    The response was done out of “an abundance of caution,” said Maj. Chris Bradley, a 173rd Airborne Brigade spokesman. “We wanted to make sure that nobody was spreading it.”

    Bradley said that over the past month or so, about 10 brigade soldiers sought care at the garrison health clinic after feeling sick and developing symptoms that could indicate mumps...
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