Mumps Cases Proliferating in Cornhusker State

BLAIR – 29 cases of mumps reported at a wedding in North East Nebraska, more at a workplace west of Lincoln, now, a confirmed case in Omaha at a residential center for Metro students near the University of Nebraska at Omaha Campus according to the Department of Health and Human Services.  Two suspected cases are being observed in the Three Rivers Public Health Department region that includes Dodge, Saunders and Washington County. Vaccination is encouraged.  Mumps takes three to five days for symptoms to appear, they include facial swelling, earaches, fever, and soreness among other symptoms.  You can find more information regarding mumps online at three rivers public health department’s facebook page.