Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Mumps Outbreak Grows To 189 Cases
Health officials tracking a mumps outbreak in central Ohio say there are now 189 confirmed cases, with 120 linked to Ohio State University.
Local health agencies in the area say that those infected by the viral illness range in age from 9 months to 70 years. They include 89 Ohio State students.
The reports of the illness began Jan. 7 with the latest cases reported this week. They’ve occurred in Franklin and Delaware counties.
State and local health officials are urging residents to make sure they are 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, cover their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing, and frequently wash their hands.