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Published On: Thu, Apr 17th, 2014

Ohio mumps outbreak spreads to Columbus State Community College

The mumps outbreak in Central Ohio continues to rise and spread. Columbus Public Health (CPH) is now reporting at least two mumps cases in students at Columbus State Community College , according to CPH spokesman, Jose Rodriguez.

Image/Columbus Public Health

Image/Columbus Public Health

The updated numbers in the outbreak shows 234 total mumps cases reported in Franklin and Delaware counties. The number of mumps cases linked to the Ohio State University is now up to 149. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

As the investigation of the local mumps outbreak continues, Columbus Public Health, Franklin County Public Health and the Delaware General Health District health commissioners urge individuals at highest risk of mumps to get vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR). 

New information from Columbus health officials reveal that an undisclosed number of complications from mumps have been reported. These complications include inflammation of the testicles (orchitis) in post pubescent males,   inflammation of the ovaries (oophoritis) in post pubescent females, deafness and hospitalizations.

Of note, the central Ohio mumps outbreak now has more than half as many mumps cases as there were nationwide last year.

 

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  1. Ohio: Mumps confirmed in Miami University student | Outbreak News Today says:

    […] The mumps outbreak in Central Ohio has been highly publicized as it continues to grow and spread with 309 cases as of Friday, including 183 cases linked to the Ohio State University. In addition, cases have been reported at Columbus State Community College. […]

  2. Ohio: Mumps confirmed in Miami University student - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] The mumps outbreak in Central Ohio has been highly publicized as it continues to grow and spread with 309 cases as of Friday, including 183 cases linked to the Ohio State University. In addition, cases have been reported at Columbus State Community College. […]

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