Over the weekend, nearly a quarter of the Vancouver Canucks roster showed symptoms of the mumps. Now the virus has spread to the Minnesota Wild. Forward’s Jason Pominville and Zach Parise have been diagnosed, according to the Wild’s twitter.
It’s all happening again.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) February 28, 2017
This is bad timing. Bruce Boudreau’s Wild sit at the top of the Western Conference standings with 84 points. They are one of the only teams challenging the Caps for a Presidents’ Trophy.
If it matters, the Wild last played the Canucks on February 4.
The mumps burned through the NHL in November and December of 2014 when five teams were affected. At that time, teams offered vaccination boosters to players that had yet to show symptoms.
The mumps vaccine lasts about 20 years. People are supposed to get two doses – first around the age of one and again before kindergarten. Both Pominville and Parise got a booster two years ago.
Parise and Pominville diagnosed with the mumps. Both had booster in 2014 #mnwild bout
— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) February 28, 2017
Will the mumps end in Minny, or will it continue to spread? Hmm.
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