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Mumps outbreaks extends beyond OSU campus

Published: Mon, March 24, 2014 @ 12:45 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Health officials in Columbus say an outbreak of the mumps has spread beyond the Ohio State University campus and now includes 56 reported cases.

Columbus Public Health officials today said 40 of the mumps cases have been linked to the outbreak at Ohio State and have occurred in people ages 18 to 48.

The cases outside the university community in Columbus and Franklin County have been reported in people ages 4 to 50.

The health agency urged residents who have not been vaccinated for the mumps to do so.

Mumps is contagious and often starts with fever, fatigue and body aches. It’s spread by droplets of saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose or throat of an infected person, usually when the person coughs, sneezes or talks.


1billdog1(2427 comments)posted 11 months, 1 week ago

Glad, concerned, gave us all that back story. I thought they was talking about bumps. I have bumps everywhere at my age. Wooh, I guess I can sleep now.

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2walter_sobchak(2029 comments)posted 11 months, 1 week ago

Thanks for the link. It raises questions however.
If the age group is 18 to 48 years of age, this would mean people who would have received the MMR vaccine from the 1960's and 1970's are involved. I would be curious to know if those that contracted mumps were vaccinated and when. If Merck cooked the books on their research with respect to efficacy, then someone needs imprisoned. But, this council that you cite is hardly impartial, as their mission statement acknowledges. I mean, they absolutely ridicule the use of vaccines. Really?!?!? Polio? Smallpox? Tetanus? C'mon, man!

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3fattynskinny(195 comments)posted 11 months, 1 week ago

go back to sleep everyone. your government is in control. lol

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