Champaign County mumps cases continue to increase

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CHAMPAIGN - Illinois Department of Public Health officials say the number of mumps cases in Champaign County continues to grow.

Our partners at the News-Gazette report that Champaign-Urbana Public Health District officials say nearly all mumps cases in this recent outbreak in Champaign County involved individuals who have already been vaccinated.  Officials also say this outbreak likely started on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's campus.

Champaign County residents are advised to watch out for symptoms of the mumps, which include fever, swollen glands, and headaches.  Health officials also recommend anyone with mumps symptoms to stay away from others for a minimum of five days in order to stop the spread.

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