Mumps is on the rise. LSU issued a warning last week after five students became infected with the contagious disease. Arkansas reported 300 cases in the last two months. The Center for Disease Control stated on its website that the number of infections have risen over the last five years. A CDC chart shows the rise all too well:
Mississippi had less than two cases this year. Mississippi also has arguable the toughest immunization laws in the United States.
However, no good law goes unpunished in Mississippi as there are efforts made in the legislature every year to weaken the law.