Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Is Now Over 400 Cases

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Health officials now say 404 mumps cases have been linked to Franklin, Delaware, and Madison counties.

Of those cases, 220 are directly linked to the original Ohio State University outbreak.

Mumps often starts with fever, fatigue and body aches. Those infected are urged to stay home, cover their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing, and frequently wash their hands.

Heath officials have advised college, school and daycare leaders to make sure central Ohio students are immunized and to separate them from those who have not been vaccinated and those who are infected.