As of June 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report 477 measles cases nationally from 20 states. Ohio is one of the 20 states reporting the viral disease where the Buckeye State accounts for 316 cases, or 66% of all cases in the US.
Knox County, one of nine Ohio counties to report measles, has recorded 183 cases.
The other vaccine preventable disease plaguing Ohio is mumps. According to Columbus Public Health, as of today, 427 mumps cases have been linked to the Franklin, Delaware and Madison counties’ community outbreak. To date, 237 cases have been linked to The Ohio State University outbreak.
Ohio health officials continue to encourage residents to get vaccinated with the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page