Mumps continue to spread in King County: Know the symptoms
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 student at the University of Washington tested positive for mumps, the first reported case at a post-secondary school in King County. There have been no other reported cases at UW. While this case has not been linked to any specific cases in South King County, it is likely part of the larger outbreak across the county and state. Over 100 cases have been reported in seven school districts in the county. [Read more…]