Mumps Community Outbreak – Update
community mumps outbreak has been resolved with less than one case per week
sustained over seven consecutive weeks (Aug. 3-Sept. 20, 2014). During this
time, only three cases of mumps with onset of illness were reported. The
most recent central Ohio mumps case was reported on September 2.
all, 484 mumps cases were reported in the central Ohio outbreak – exceeding the
total number of cases (438) reported in the United States during 2013. The
number of mumps cases in central Ohio also represented the highest incidence in
Columbus, Delaware, Franklin, and Madison counties combined since 1979 when 930
cases were reported.
Mumps Outbreak Summary of Cases - Final Case Numbers: October 1, 2014
Preventing Mumps and Future Outbreaks
Two doses of MMR are needed for protection. Anyone who has not received any doses of MMR
and those who have received only one dose of MMR should be vaccinated as soon
as possible. Additionally, people born before 1987 are likely to have
received just one or no MMR doses and should also be vaccinated.
People whose parents/guardians objected to vaccinations are also at risk if they did not receive the MMR vaccine. To get a copy of your vaccination record, check with your healthcare provider.
View Press Release - October 10, 2014
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