Stories tagged: mumps
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019
Two students who live off-campus have confirmed cases of the virus, which is making a comeback amid declining vaccination rates. Classes are occurring as scheduled at the school in Cheney, …
Wed., March 27, 2019
More than 2,000 students and staffers at Temple University took advantage of free vaccine booster shots Wednesday as the number of mumps cases at the school topped 100.
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Senate bill to remove personal exemptions for all childhood vaccinations receives committee approval.
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018
National study shows Idaho counties, Spokane among top ‘hotspots’ for children at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases
Public health officials have long known that the United States has pockets of vulnerability where the risk of vaccine-preventable childhood diseases is higher because parents opt out of getting their …
Fri., March 31, 2017
The Whitman County Health Department announced Thursday it has taken reports of four cases of mumps within the past seven days.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
Minnesota Wild forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville have been diagnosed with mumps and must miss at least three games.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
Federal health officials are evaluating the benefit of an additional dose of the mumps vaccine because of the increasing number of mumps outbreaks since 2006. More than 5,000 cases of …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
One mumps case has been confirmed in North Idaho, prompting the Coeur d’Alene school district to issue a notice that unvaccinated children will be required to stay home if an …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017
Most people who catch the mumps will recover completely 10 days to a few weeks after they fall ill. This may make you wonder what the big deal is about …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017
Health officials have confirmed 152 mumps cases in Spokane County, prompting another free vaccination clinic.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017
Grant County officials are tracking a mumps outbreak at the Columbia Basin Job Corp near Moses Lake, where there were five confirmed cases of mumps and nine suspected cases Friday.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
An additional 129 Spokane Public School students have been excluded from five schools following additional new cases of mumps.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017
State lawmakers are not justified in allowing the personal exemption, which is one of the reasons the state’s compliance rate is relatively low. Past efforts to tighten the law have …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017
Hundreds of unvaccinated students at a dozen Spokane County schools are being ordered to stay home during the ongoing mumps outbreak, almost double the number of schools previously identified.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017
The Spokane Regional Health District has ordered more than 200 unvaccinated students in the Spokane area home following additional mumps cases.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017
The Spokane Regional Health District has ordered 120 unvaccinated Spokane Public Schools students home following additional mumps cases.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017
The Spokane Regional Health District has ordered unvaccinated students at schools where mumps cases have been reported to stay home.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
There are 24 confirmed or probable cases of mumps in Spokane County, a sharp increase from a week
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
Nine people in Spokane County have been diagnosed with mumps, prompting the Spokane Regional Health District to offer a free vaccination clinic Jan. 11.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016
Officials say the number of people in the greater Seattle area believed to have mumps is now 108.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016
Two new Spokane residents have been diagnosed with mumps, bringing the number of confirmed cases countywide to four. Two Spokane residents between 10 and 19 were diagnosed last week, the …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016
The Spokane Regional Health District will host a free mumps vaccination clinic Wednesday at Rogers High School, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
Health officials say the MMR vaccine, which is 88 percent effective, remains the best way to prevent mumps.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
Health officials are urging people across the state to make sure they’re vaccinated against mumps as the state is in the midst of two outbreaks of the contagious disease.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
Officials say nine patients in the Seattle area are believed to have mumps even though they were vaccinated against the disease.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016
Officials have confirmed four cases of mumps in Oregon’s Marion County. That’s the most in any one year in a decade.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016
Three students at Whitworth University have been diagnosed with mumps, according to a statement on the university’s web site.
Mon., Dec. 15, 2014
Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps. The Penguins announced the diagnosis Sunday after holding the two-time MVP out of …
Mon., Nov. 24, 2014
PULLMAN — Washington State University is asking students to make sure their measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations are up to date before they return from the Thanksgiving break.