Franklin, Delaware and Madison counties are now included in a community outbreak in central Ohio.
Mumps is a viral illness that affects the salivary glands. It is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes, and a non-infected person inhales respiratory droplets that contain the virus. Symptoms
include fever, body aches, headaches and swelling of the salivary glands under the ears or jaw.
Because mumps can be spread in much the same way as the flu -- most commonly spread through coughing and sneezing -- it is important that you take precautions to keep yourself, and others, well:
To Prevent Mumps:
1. Get vaccinated or up-to-date on your MMR vaccine.
2. Cover your cough or sneeze.
3. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
If You Become Infected with Mumps:
1. Contact your medical provider.
2. Stay at home for five days after symptoms begin.
3. Cover your cough or sneeze.
4. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Community-wide Outbreak in Franklin and Delaware Counties
Mumps Community Outbreak - Case Update
Check here for updated numbers of cases for the community outbreak.
In the event of a community outbreak, everyone should have at least one shot of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR).
High risk groups require two shots of vaccine, which include:
- Health care workers and volunteers in HC settings
- Students in colleges and universities
- International travelers
In the state of Ohio - all children in elementary, middle and high school are required to be up to date on their vaccines. The 1st dose of MMR should be given at 12 to 15 months, and the 2nd shot is due between 4 to 6 years.
You can check with your healthcare provider to get a copy of your vaccination record.
CPH Clinic Location:
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
Hours of Operation:
Mondays 8:00 am – 2:15 pm
Tuesdays 10:00 am – 6:15 pm
Wednesdays 8:00 am – 11:15 am
Thursday and Fridays 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
During the outbreak, MMR vaccination is free at Columbus Public Health.
Mumps Info Line -
Columbus and Worthington residents call 645-1474, ext.1
All other Franklin County residents call 525-3097
Mumps Information for Public
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Centers for Disease Control website: www.cdc.gov/mumps
Mumps Informational Materials - posters, social media and FAQ
Mumps Information for Healthcare Providers -
Infectious Disease Reporting System - Columbus/Franklin County - idrsinfo.org