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State health agency encourages vaccinations as mumps outbreak grows in central Ohio
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:56 PM EDT
The state Department of Health is urging residents to make sure they're properly vaccinated as an outbreak of mumps continues to grow in central Ohio.
Health officials for Columbus and surrounding Franklin County say 119 cases of the viral illness have been confirmed, with 95 of those linked to Ohio State University. Neighboring Delaware County says 10 suspected cases there haven't yet been confirmed.
Mumps often starts with fever, fatigue and body aches. Those infected are urged to stay home for a few days, cover their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing, and frequently wash their hands.