Maryland has recalled some driver’s and vehicle licenses because they contained the mumps-vaccine.
The state Department of Public Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement Friday that the vehicles were purchased in late February and early March.
The licenses were issued to drivers and passengers of the vehicles, which were owned by a company that is not a licensed Maryland motor vehicle dealership.
The statement did not specify which company was in charge of the licenses.
It said the licenses had not been tested for the moleskin-containing vaccine and could not be returned to the owners.
The company’s website says it is a licensed company with an MD-3 license, which is required to operate vehicles, including buses and school buses.
The company also operates a fleet of rental trucks and trucks used to deliver food.
The state’s website does not provide a link to the company’s corporate website.
Maryland Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin J. Stow said the agency was alerted to the problem Thursday afternoon and that it was not immediately clear if it was connected to the mumping outbreak.
“The state will not sell or provide driver’s or vehicle licenses that contain mumps vaccine or rubella vaccine to anyone,” Stow wrote in an email.
Marylands Office of the Attorney General spokeswoman Jennifer Sperling said in an emailed statement that the office had notified the Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Health of the recall.
“We will be taking this matter seriously,” she said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that at least 2,717 people had been diagnosed with mumps in Maryland this year, up from 1,547 in all of 2016.
Mumps is spread through close contact, and most cases are among young children.
The Maryland Health Department said the number of cases is not surprising because the disease can spread quickly through the air.
“It can spread from person to person and can cause severe illness and death,” the agency said in the statement.
The mumps outbreak has also affected the state’s tourism industry.
The Maryland Board of Tourism, which regulates the industry, has said the mump outbreak has cost the state tens of millions of dollars in lost business.
The number of new cases is increasing.
More than 100,000 people have tested positive for mumps this year and there have been more than 8,000 cases since late last year.
Mumps, or Mers-CoV-19, is transmitted through the saliva of an infected person who has been infected with the virus.
It is usually spread through coughing, sneezing, touching a contaminated person’s face or mouth, or eating food or drinking water contaminated with the disease.
The new cases of mursitis have added to concerns about the virus, which has spread rapidly through the country and is becoming more common among older adults.
Mears, who lives in an apartment building near Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, said she had not seen any symptoms and felt fine.
She said she and her husband, who also works in the building, had been planning to travel to Mexico and have a baby soon.
Mears said she thought her husband was fine but then noticed a rash on his upper arm and back.
She was prescribed antibiotics to stop the spread of the virus and was able to get rid of the rash.
She and her son have since moved back to Maryland.
“I feel like it’s the only way I’ll be able to be safe from this,” Mears said.
Mays, who is a school bus driver, said he has also seen a rash in his upper back.
He has been taking anti-viral medication and he is not worried.
“Nothing’s going to get me killed.
It’s a blessing to be alive,” Mays said.
“I have nothing to lose.”