In a follow-up on the mumps situation in Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said Tuesday that the number of mumps cases doubled, increasing from 10 to 21. The cases are related to an outbreak at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska.
Most students have returned home for the summer and some started experiencing symptoms. New cases have been reported by Cass, Douglas, Dodge, Hall, Madison and Platte counties in the past week. DHHS is working with the local health departments involved to investigate these cases.
To prevent the spread of mumps: Always cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, Wash hands frequently, Dispose of used tissues and other similar objects appropriately and Do not share glasses, eating utensils, water bottles, etc.
Pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are at increased risk of complications.
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