Officials: Mumps cases now at 65 in Columbus area

Health officials say a mumps outbreak in the Columbus area has grown to 63 cases, including 45 linked to Ohio State University.
Associated Press
Mar 25, 2014

Columbus Public Health said Monday that the people infected with the contagious viral illness range in age from 4 to 55. The cases span from early January to this past weekend.

The total includes 36 students and four Ohio State staff members. Health officials are urging residents to make sure they have properly received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, known as MMR.

Mumps often starts with fever, fatigue and body aches. It can be spread by droplets of saliva or mucus. Those infected are urged to stay home for a few days, cover their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing and frequently wash their hands.

Comments

holysee

Tin foil hat folks don't get immunized.

Stop It

Those hurt. I had them as a child.

queenjhb

I thought we all were immunized as children, if someone dies from this outbreak ,that would be really sad.

WeThePeople1965

Those immunizations are worthless by the time they're in college, because the mumps virus has mutated.