Mumps Community Outbreak – Daily Update

As of 2:30 p.m. today, 111 mumps cases have been reported in Franklin County. To date, 89 cases have been linked to The Ohio State University outbreak.  (Please see the  chart at bottom for more details.)

Additionally, beginning today, a daily update report also will be available on the Columbus Public Health Web site at publichealth.columbus.gov after 3 p.m.

Columbus Public Health (CPH) and Franklin County Public Health continue to investigate a growing number of mumps cases in our community, and are encouraging individuals at highest risk of mumps to get vaccinated.  To protect yourself and your loved ones from mumps, make sure you have received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. 

Anyone who has not received any doses of MMR and those who have received only one dose of MMR should be vaccinated.  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.

About Mumps

Mumps is spread by droplets of saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose or throat of an infected person, usually when the person coughs, sneezes or talks. Items used by an infected person, such as cups or soft drink cans, also can be contaminated with the virus, which may spread to others if those items are shared. Most mumps transmissions likely occur before the salivary glands begin to swell and within five days after the swelling begins. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends isolating mumps patients for five days after their glands begin to swell.

Among males, mumps can lead to orchitis, a testicular inflammation that causes pain, swelling, nausea, vomiting and fever. Among some women with mumps, inflammation of the ovaries or breasts can occur.  Up to 15 percent of people with mumps also may suffer headaches and stiff necks.

Symptoms include fever, body aches, headaches and swelling of the salivary glands under the ears or jaw.  Anyone who experiences these symptoms should contact his/her healthcare professional immediately.  If you become infected with mumps:  Stay at home for five days after symptoms begin; cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and, wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

For more information:
Center of Disease Control and Prevention/Mumps
Franklin County Public Health Alerts
publichealth.columbus.gov.
Mumps: Questions and Answers

March 31, 2014

Columbus & Franklin County Mumps Outbreak ~ Ohio State University Outbreak & Community Outbreak Combined

# Mumps Cases

Age

Sex

Onset of Illness

Hospital

# OSU Students

# OSU Staff

# OSU Family

# Community with OSU Link

# Community without OSU Link

Residence

# Cases

Residence

% Cases

111

4 Years

58 Years

61 Female

50 Male

1/7/2014

– 3/27/2014

4

72

9

1

7

22

Columbus 101

Fairfield 1

Franklin 6

Hamilton 1

Licking 1

Union 1

Columbus 91%

Fairfield 1%

Franklin 5%

Hamilton 1%

Licking 1%

Union 1%

 

Ohio State University Mumps Outbreak

# Mumps Cases

Age

Sex

Onset of Illness

Hospital

# OSU Students

# OSU Staff

# OSU Family

# Community with OSU Link

Residence

# Cases

Residence

% Cases

89

18 Years

58 Years

46 Female

43 Male

2/10/2014

3/27/2014

0

72

9

1

7

Columbus 82

Fairfield 1

Franklin 3

Hamilton 1

Licking 1

Union 1

Columbus 93% Fairfield 1%

Franklin 3%

Hamilton 1%

Licking 1%

Union 1%

 

Community Mumps Outbreak

# Mumps Cases

Age

Sex

Onset of Illness

Hospital

Community without OSU Link

Residence

# Cases

Residence

% Cases

22

4 Years

55 Years

15 Female

7 Male

1/7/2014

3/27/2014

4

22

Columbus 19

Franklin 3

Columbus 86%

Franklin 14%