Number Of Mumps Cases At OSU Now More Than Two Dozen

Mar 21, 2014

Columbus Public Health officials have confirmed five more cases of mumps at Ohio State University, bringing the total to 37.

30 are students, three are staffers, one is a student's relative, and three involve people who don't study or work at Ohio State but have links to the university community. Three were hospitalized for at least one day. Officials have been mapping cases to find the source of the outbreak and if any are linked. Public Health spokesperson Jose Rodriguez tells Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles people should take precautions to prevent the spread of mumps.

Columbus Public Health spokesperson Jose Rodriguez says mumps can make men sterile and damage the breast tissue and ovaries of women.