More than 336 people in Japan suffered hearing loss as a mumps-related complication from 2015-16, according to a survey by the Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan, Kyodo reported.

According to the survey results reported by Kyodo, 14 people had hearing loss in both ears and 11 started wearing hearing aids or had cochlear implants put in.

Mandatory mumps vaccinations were stopped in 1993 due to side effects, the Kyodo report said, with patients now having to pay for  the vaccines themselves.

For the full article, please visit The Japan Times website here, where the article originally appeared.

Source: Kyodo, The Japan Times

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