Increased Number of Mumps Cases in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is seeing an increased number of mumps cases.

 

ODH reports many of the current cases are associated with two outbreaks in Ohio.  A community outbreak in Mercer County and the University of Dayton in Montgomery County have an outbreak. Mumps is no longer very common in the United States, but outbreaks continue to occur. Outbreaks have most commonly occurred in places where people have had prolonged, close contact with a person who has mumps, such as attending the same class, playing on the same sports team, or living in the same dormitory. 

 

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus.  It typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, followed by swollen salivary glands.  You can protect yourself and your family against mumps with vaccination -   measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.

 

For more information, https://www.odh.ohio.gov/en/features/odhfeatures/Mumps.

Date: 
Monday, March 6, 2017