Health Officials Now Say 287 Mumps Cases Reported

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Health officials say 287 mumps cases have been reported in Franklin and Delaware counties since the local outbreak started.

The latest report says 172 of the cases are linked directly to the Ohio State University outbreak.

The central Ohio mumps outbreak now has more than 60 percent of all cases nationwide.

State and local health officials are urging residents to make sure they're properly vaccinated with two doses of measles-mumps-rubella, known as 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.