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1.Public health official involved the church in the mumps outbreak containment by appointing the church pastors and their wives as spokesperson relaying information to the congregation. This was very important as lines of communication weren’t readily available. The church’s congregation would disperse the information given about precautionary measures thoroughly throughout the region. This was the method used to plan and execute vaccinations of those who were in danger of being affected. In addition to helping establish the what the current status of the outbreak, the churches themselves provided surveillance on their congregations noting possible infections The pastors and their wives also kept intricate records of their members, this was very important in providing census information to the researchers. This was important in knowing where to treat and check for former vaccinations. Knowing who was in danger and who had been

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