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Mumps cases increase

May 12, 2006

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The health department reported five more Douglas County mumps cases Thursday, bringing the county's total to 226 confirmed or probable cases this year.

Of those cases, 166 involve Kansas University students, KU spokeswoman Lynn Bretz said.

As of Tuesday, health departments across the state have reported 528 confirmed or probable cases this year with 89 under investigation, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The KDHE will give an update today about any additional cases in the past few days.

The KDHE on Thursday also announced a confirmed measles case in Johnson County.

Dr. Leon Vinci, director of the Johnson County Health Department, said it appears to be an isolated case because the resident was infected out of the country.

After additional tests, KDHE officials also announced Thursday that they no longer consider four possible cases in Harvey County to be measles.

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