Following the large mumps season in 2016 when 5,311 cases were reported, the highest number in a decade, it seems the viral disease continues to climb during the beginning of 2017.
According to the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data on mumps, 1,242 mumps cases have been reported through Mar. 4.
The states recording the most cases include Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and Washington. Thirty eight states and the District of Columbia have recorded at least one case.
Read more about mumps in the US:
- Mumps cases rise by four at the University of Alabama
- Dallas area: 30 mumps cases at Cedar Hill High School
- Mumps: Suburban Chicago school experiencing outbreak
- Oklahoma: Mumps outbreak reported in Tulsa
- Southeast Missouri State University reports 15 mumps cases, Vaccine clinics scheduled for next week
- Penn State mumps cases rise
- Mumps in hockey: Minnesota Wild report Pominville and Parise diagnosed
- Mumps reported in Chapman Law students
- Mumps cluster reported at Indiana University