Have you heard about the mumps outbreak in the ultra-Orthodox community? The New York Times can fill you in on all the details, but here is a very quick recap. There was an outbreak of the disease in Brooklyn and other religious areas (Rockland County, and as far as Quebec) and the source is from an all-boys camp from this past summer. The large majority of the inflicted are Orthodox boys, ages 7-18. All in all, there have been over 1,500 reported case in the New York metropolitan area.
I can give my own opinions on the issue, but I think Bart Simpson put it better (sorry international readers. Hulu hates you). Seriously kids, don’t waste the mumps.