An investigator in the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is worried that a new mumps virus is spreading, and it could lead to the widespread reintroduction of the disease. The investigator, Biao He, bases his concerns on two large mumps outbreaks in 2006 and 2010 that involved thousands of confirmed cases in the Midwest and Northeast. He is concerned that the current mumps vaccine, which has been in use since 1967, may be showing signs of weakness. That’s why he and his research colleagues are producing a new mumps vaccine through genetic engineering that he says could stop the spread of the new mumps strain. For more information, contact Kat Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-583-5485.