Created on Thursday, 27 March 2014 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A dozen more Ohio State University students and one staff member have been added to the list of cases in a central Ohio mumps outbreak.
Public health agencies for Columbus and surrounding Franklin County on Wednesday reported 82 total cases of the contagious viral illness.
Sixty-nine of those are linked to Ohio State. Fifty-three involve Ohio State students.
The people infected range in age from 4 to 55. The cases span from early January to this week.
Health officials urge residents to make sure they have properly received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or MMR.
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.