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    Huge surge in mumps cases among young Scots blamed on MMR vaccine controversy
    By Helen McArdle @HMcardleHT Health Correspondent

    A SURGE in cases of mumps among young Scots appears to have been curtailed as a side effect of lockdown measures aimed at cutting Covid rates.

    Figures published today reveal that 853 cases of the contagious viral infection were detected between January and the end of March this year - more than the 784 recorded in the whole of 2019.

    However, during the three months from April to June - during peak lockdown - just ten case of mumps were identified.

    Public Health Scotland said the sharp reduction was "most likely to be the result of the social distancing measures implemented in response to the Covid-19 pandemic"...