Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mumps! (Update)

Posted By on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 10:37 AM

UPDATE: There are no confirmed cases of mumps in Humboldt County.

While saying he could not speak about any specific cases, public health nurse Eric Gordon, with the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, says that locally, from 2003 through the present, the county has had only one confirmed case of mumps reported -- and that was in 2005.

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A Trinity Valley Elementary School student -- who had been immunized -- is battling the mumps. That's rare, reports the Two Rivers Tribune , which has the story in this week's edition:

This is the first reported case of the Mumps in the United States since 2009 where the person who contracted the virus was vaccinated and hadn't been outside of the U.S.

 

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