Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has reached 295 cases. That's about three-quarters of all the reported cases nationwide.
Columbus health officials say 176 of those central Ohio cases are linked to Ohio State University. Mumps often starts with fever, fatigue and body aches. Those infected are urged to stay home, cover their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing, and frequently wash their hands. Heath officials are advising college, school and even day care leaders to make sure students are immunized and to separate them from those who haven't been vaccinated and those who are infected.