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Grant County identifies mumps outbreak near Moses Lake

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

Grant County officials are tracking a mumps outbreak at the Columbia Basin Job Corps near Moses Lake, where there were five confirmed cases of mumps and nine suspected cases Friday.

Local pharmacies have been alerted to increase their stocks of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, according to the Grant County Health District. Everyone over the age of 1 is advised to get two doses of the vaccine.

The number of mumps cases in Spokane County continues to grow, with 152 confirmed and probable cases as of Friday afternoon. Unvaccinated students at 25 Spokane County schools have been ordered to stay home during the outbreak.

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