It appears that the mumps outbreak in Central Ohio is slowing as only four new cases were reported during the past week, according to a Columbus Public Health news release Wednesday.
The number of cases went from 453 on July 2 to 457 mumps cases linked to the Franklin, Delaware and Madison counties’ community outbreak on July 9.
Health officials report that the Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak now exceeds the total cases reported in the United States in 2013 (438 cases). The 2014, central Ohio mumps incidence is the highest since 1979 when 930 cases were reported for the entire year (926 in Columbus & Franklin County & four in Madison County).
The Ohio measles outbreak now stands at 368 cases in nine counties.