Nearly 600 cases of mumps have been reported in Ireland so far this year.

The latest figures from the HSE mean there's been more cases of the highly-contagious disease than all of 2018.

Most of the cases are in teenagers and young adults, while men have had 54 percent of diagnoses so far.

The figures show that in the Western region there were 96 cases reported, while in the North Western region there were 66.

 

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