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Columbus Public Health: Mumps Outbreak Officially Over

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Columbus Public Health officials have declared an end to the mumps outbreak in Central Ohio.
2:15PM
October
10, 2014

Local health officials have officially declared an end to mumps outbreak that began at Ohio State earlier this year.

Ohio Health Department Urges Vaccines As Classes Start

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8:10PM
August 16, 2014

The Ohio Department of Health is urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year.

Central Ohio Mumps Cases Now Surpass Last Year’s National Figure

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A child with mumps with the characteristic swollen jaw
5:21PM
July 16, 2014

The number of Central Ohio mumps cases has now surpassed the entire number of cases reported in the United States last year.

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Outnumbers Nation in 2013

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Columbus Public Health officials say Central Ohio's mumps outbreak now outnumbers cases nationwide in 2013.
2:37PM
June
24, 2014

The number of mumps cases in Central Ohio now outnumbers all of the cases nationwide last year.

Ohioans Advised To Call Ahead On Measles Vaccine

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Ohio Governor John Kasich issued an executive order to allow pharmacists to vaccinate people during the state's mumps and measles outbreak.
3:34PM
June
9, 2014

Ohio’s governor has issued an executive order to let pharmacists administer vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella as two outbreaks continue to grow.

Health Expert: Local Mumps Outbreak Could Have Global Effect

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Columbus Public Health officials plan to ramp up a mumps immunization campaign this summer. Health Commissioner Dr. Theresa Long said the central Ohio outbreak could spread to other parts of the country.
2:11PM
May
20, 2014

Health experts say the central Ohio mumps outbreak has the potential to extend far beyond Ohio’s borders.

OSU Officials Issue Guidelines to Combat Mumps Outbreak

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Ohio State officials recommend nearly everyone attending or working at the University be vaccinated against the mumps virus.
2:57PM
April
21, 2014

Ohio State officials are taking a more aggressive tone in an effort to combat a mumps outbreak on the Columbus campus.

Multiple Mumps Cases Found In Central Ohio School

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Delaware General Health District officials say that students who lack a mumps vaccine will be excluded from attending the Delaware County school where the cases were reported.
2:55PM
April
18, 2014

A central Ohio health district is investigating a probable cluster of mumps cases after two cases were reported in one school building, in addition to 25 more cases in the county.

Mumps Cases Spread To Columbus State Community College

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Columbus State Community College's Davidson Hall in downtown Columbus.
9:58AM
April 17, 2014

Columbus health officials say they’ve confirmed 2 cases of mumps at Columbus State Community College as an outbreak of the illness continues.

Mumps Outbreak Grows To 189 Cases

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Health officials say the outbreak began on the Ohio State University campus and quickly spread to surrounding areas.
7:18AM
April
11, 2014

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.