The 2017 Mumps Outbreak Probably Isn't Related To Vaccine Refusal

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Texas has reported 221 cases of mumps so far this year, the state’s highest number of cases since 1994, according to state health officials. 
The outbreak appears to have originated in Arkansas before spreading to Texas and Missouri. It’s “pretty serious” given its scale, said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
Between January and March 25, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported nearly 2,000 mumps cases in 42 states and the District of Columbia, with Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Washington state all reporting more than 100

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