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Health agency urges vaccines as classes start

Associated Press • Aug 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM

The department said children who aren’t vaccinated have a higher risk of contracting and spreading illnesses such as measles and mumps. Ohio has dealt with outbreaks of both of those diseases this year.

The mumps outbreak in central Ohio stood at 479 cases as of this week, with just over half of those cases linked to Ohio State University.

Separately, the state said 377 cases of measles have been linked to an outbreak that began in Knox County, with Amish people who had traveled to the Philippines.


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