Stories tagged with: CDC

April 29, 2014 - 6:03pm
12 weeks 3 days ago

The South East Ohio mumps outbreak has climbed to 288 cases, meanwhile another viral outbreak is just starting.

Twenty-one confirmed or probable cases of measles have appeared primarily in Knox county, with one confirmed and two possible cases in Coshocton county. The cases in Knox county stem from an un-vaccinated group who traveled to the Philippines and became infected by the virus.

"It's currently staying within the un-vaccinated population which is good," said...

March 25, 2014 - 4:46pm
17 weeks 3 days ago

The mumps outbreak in Franklin County has jumped from 16 cases to 69 confirmed cases.

Of the confirmed cases, 52 are linked to Ohio State University students between ages 18-48. The remaining cases are confined to residents in Frankin county between the ages of 4 to 50. The mumps is spread the same way as the flu. Coughing and sharing saliva as well as any kind of respiratory secretions.

"Right now, as of today we don't have any confirmed...

April 23, 2013 - 10:42am
1 year 13 weeks ago

The importance of immunizations are being pushed this week nationwide.

The Centers for Disease Control recommend that children begin getting shots at 2 months old and if on schedule should have most shots by the time they are one.

A local expert said parents shouldn't be afraid to get their children immunized.

"One of the things I tell parents is that the number of vaccines we give children seems overwhelming to parents sometimes and the amount of vaccines we give them...

March 9, 2010 - 6:18pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

Ohio University has been experiencing what the Centers for Disease Control is now calling an outbreak of bacterial meningitis.

A total of eight cases were reported over the past two years. Almost all of those students were treated at hospitals and released, but one student did die from the potentially fatal disease back in February.

A press release indicates the university is looking into why so many students are contracting it.

Currently, about 70 percent of OU students...

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