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Mumps outbreak widens at UW

Mumps outbreak widens at UW

By Meredith Li-Vollmer Public Health Insider Blog Public Health – Seattle & King County The number of mumps cases continues to rise across the state of Washington, including at the University of Washington. As of March 8, 2017, the UW has reported 12 cases of mumps. Statewide there have been more than 550 cases. All of the […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mumps continue to spread in King County

Mumps continue to spread in King County

Mumps continue to spread in King County: Know the symptoms By Hilary N. Karasz Public Health – Seattle & King County There have been 196 cases of mumps reported in King County since the beginning of the outbreak in late November, with the vast majority of cases in the Auburn area. The number of mumps cases across the state has risen […]

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mumps continue to spread in King County: Know the symptoms

Mumps continue to spread in King County: Know the symptoms

By Hilary N. Karasz Public Health – Seattle & King County There have been 196 cases of mumps reported in King County since the beginning of the outbreak in late November, with the vast majority of cases in the Auburn area. The number of mumps cases across the state has risen to 469 cases in ten counties. This week, a […]

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Number of mumps cases in Washington state nears 300

Number of mumps cases in Washington state nears 300

Update on the Mumps outbreak in Washington State From the Washington State Department of Health. The Washington State Department of Health reports that the number of mumps cases in the state’s current outbreak has risen to 278. Health officials are urging people across the state to take precautions to help stop the spread of mumps […]

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mumps cases top 120 in King County

Mumps cases top 120 in King County

Public Health – Seattle & King County reports that the number of mumps cases in the current outbreak has climbed to 123. Most of the cases have been in children under age 17 and most have been up-to-date with they measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Ninety-four cases have been in Auburn. Kent has had 9 cases; Federal Way […]

January 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Flu, mumps strain Snohomish County health systems

Flu, mumps strain Snohomish County health systems

Residents urged to save hospital visits for life-threatening conditions only From the Snohomish Health District: SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As the Snohomish Health District released last week, this year’s influenza season is proving quite severe. Official numbers released this week report that the total number of flu hospitalizations for the week ending Dec. 31 were the highest […]

January 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mumps outbreak continues to grow in King County and statewide

Mumps outbreak continues to grow in King County and statewide

Health officials say that as of Thursday there have been 113 cases of mumps reported in King County and a total of 130 statewide. Auburn has been hardest hit, with 88 cases. Other towns reporting cases include: Kent, which has seen 8 cases; Federal Way, 5; Pacific, 3; Seattle and Covington, 2 each: and Bellevue, Black Diamond, Pacific, […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mumps cases spike, raising questions about need for vaccine boosters

Mumps cases spike, raising questions about need for vaccine boosters

By Rebecca Smith, Side Effects Public Media Kaiser Health News Caroline Brown, a sophomore at the University of Missouri, got a fever over Thanksgiving break. Soon it became painful to bite down, and her cheek began to swell. A trip to her physician confirmed it — Caroline had the mumps. “Mumps kind of sounds like […]

December 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mumps spreading across Washington state, health officials warn

Mumps spreading across Washington state, health officials warn

From Washington Department of Health Mumps Outbreak Alert Español WARNING – Mumps is a contagious disease spreading now in Washington State. Mumps has spread and health officials urge immunization. The Washington State Department of Health reminds people across the state to take precautions to help stop the spread of mumps. It’s especially important for you to take […]

December 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Number of mumps cases in King County reaches 93

Number of mumps cases in King County reaches 93

Public Health – Seattle & King County reports that as of Tuesday, 20 December, 93 cases of mumps have been reported in King County. Most have been in children and teens 17-years-old and younger. Most were up-to-date on their measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Seventy-six of the cases live in Auburn, 3 in Federal Way, 3 in […]

December 21, 2016 | By | Reply More