Health officials say there are 69 mumps cases confirmed in central Ohio with 52 now linked to Ohio State University.
They're urging residents to make sure they have received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, known as MMR. Columbus Public Health officials say the people infected include 41 Ohio State students. Mumps often begin with fever, fatigue and body aches. The illness can be spread by droplets of saliva or mucus. Those infected are urged to stay home for a few days, cover their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing and frequently wash their hands.