Mumps Outbreak Declared Over in Central Ohio -- 10.10.2014
Columbus Public Health – Press Release
For Friday, October 10, 2014
José R. Rodríguez
Outbreak Declared Over in Central Ohio
Than One Case of Mumps per Week Reported for Seven Consecutive Weeks
health officials have announced that the central Ohio mumps outbreak is now
community mumps outbreak has been resolved with less than one case per week
sustained over seven consecutive weeks (Aug. 3-Sept. 20, 2014). During this
time, only three cases of mumps with onset of illness were reported. The
most recent central Ohio mumps case was reported on September 2.
are pleased that the central Ohio mumps outbreak has been resolved, but it’s
important to remember that a new outbreak can occur at any time and without
warning,” says Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long. “Now
is the time to make sure all immunizations are up-to-date and you and your
loved ones have received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
so you are protected.”
all, 484 mumps cases were reported in the central Ohio outbreak – exceeding the
total number of cases (438) reported in the United States during 2013.
number of mumps cases in central Ohio also represented the highest incidence in
Columbus, Delaware, Franklin, and Madison counties combined since 1979 when 930
cases were reported.
more information about the MMR vaccine or mumps or detailed numbers of the
outbreak, visit Columbus Public Health at publichealth.columbus.gov.