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Mumps outbreaks
« on: January 26, 2017, 11:53:26 AM »
Washington state and Arkansas are the hot spots at the moment.

Washington state mumps outbreak: 278 cases reported in 5 counties

Washington state reported Wednesday that there have been 278 confirmed and probable cases of mumps across five counties since October: King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane and Yakima. ...

The CDC has received reports of 106 cases between January 1 and 14.

"Almost half of them are being reported from Arkansas," Patel said. "Arkansas is also having a large outbreak that is continuing into 2017."...

Each year, the number of mumps cases fluctuates within a range of a couple hundred to a couple thousand cases, Patel explained. During 2016, 5,311 cases in 46 states and the District of Columbia were reported to the CDC.

The 2016 total will not be finalized for many months due to delayed state reports and the need to "clean" the data, Patel said. "At least it does give you a glimpse that 2016 was one of our high years."

Outbreaks in just a few states pushed the numbers above the average. "We know Arkansas was one of our largest outbreaks, and then Iowa, Oklahoma, New York and Illinois -- they all have reported more than 300 cases in 2016," she said. ...


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Re: Mumps outbreaks
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 12:02:40 PM »
I heard California was as well.

Ah, this from the CDC