Mumps outbreak at Ohio State grows to 23 cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say 23 cases of mumps
are confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University. Eighteen
students and a staff member are among those infected.
University
and public health officials warned Ohio State students, faculty and
staff to take precautions to keep themselves healthy as they headed back
to class Monday after spring break.
A Columbus Public Health
spokesman says authorities are mapping cases to determine how people
became infected and any links between them. He says three people have
been hospitalized for at least one day.
The confirmed cases involve 11 women and 12 men. They range in age from 18 to 48.
The
spokesman says they include a relative of a student and three people
who don’t study or work at Ohio State but have links to the university
community.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say 23 cases of mumps
are confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University. Eighteen
students and a staff member are among those infected.
University
and public health officials warned Ohio State students, faculty and
staff to take precautions to keep themselves healthy as they headed back
to class Monday after spring break.
A Columbus Public Health
spokesman says authorities are mapping cases to determine how people
became infected and any links between them. He says three people have
been hospitalized for at least one day.
The confirmed cases involve 11 women and 12 men. They range in age from 18 to 48.
The
spokesman says they include a relative of a student and three people
who don’t study or work at Ohio State but have links to the university
community.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.