Archive for Friday, March 31, 2006

Local cases of mumps reported

Those with symptoms urged to see a health care provider

March 31, 2006


Six probable cases of mumps have been reported in Douglas County in the past week and a half, officials at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department announced today.

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The individuals contracting mumps - an acute viral disease that results in swelling and discomfort of the jaw - range from 19 to 26 years of age, officials said.

An individual can be contagious seven days before swelling to nine days after. Fever and headache are sometimes also present. Mumps is spread through direct contact, such as coughing or sneezing, according to the health department.

Local health officials say if you suspect you have mumps, you should should stay home from work or school and limit close contact with others for nine days after onset of symptoms. Individuals with swelling in the jaw area for two or more days without other apparent cause should see their health care provider immediately, officials said.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is receiving an increased number of suspected mumps reports, health officials said. The state of Iowa is also seeing an increase, with 187 cases of mumps reported between January 1, 2006, and March 24, 2006, with the majority in young adults, local health officials said.


princess 12 years, 2 months ago

I wonder if these cases can be traced to the current breakout in Iowa?

Nikki May 12 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, Marion that's because you are just far superior. Anyway, the MMR titer can wear off. That's what boosters are. I last had my MMR booster at the age of 23. (It's one of the things that they test in your blood when you are pregnant).

Godot 12 years, 2 months ago

Right, Marion, but adult males who get the mumps are going to need a lot more than ice cream and cold soft drinks to make it through. Better to stock up on polar ice packs.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 2 months ago

Godot, exactly. is it true I'm trying to dredge it out of the brain sludge, that mumps in adult males can cause sterility?

state of Kansas, file suit imediately, as this obviously started in iowa.
IOWA=idiots out wandering around? IOWA: independent wishes only absess.

can we trace the dna of this mumps back to IOWA?

geekin_topekan 12 years, 2 months ago

They'll make me look like a Chippendale? Where do i sign?

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