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UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019

Two mumps cases confirmed at Eastern Washington University in Cheney

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, …


2,000 at Temple University get shots amid mumps outbreak

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.


Senate panel votes to narrow vaccine exemptions

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 …


Four cases of mumps reported in Whitman County

The Whitman County Health Department announced Thursday it has taken reports of four cases of mumps within the past seven days.


Quarantined Parise, Pominville out for Wild with mumps

Minnesota Wild forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville have been diagnosed with mumps and must miss at least three games.


Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts officials to weigh third vaccine dose

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

Idaho mumps case prompts warning in Coeur d’Alene schools

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 …


Mumps prevention starts with vaccinations

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

Ongoing Spokane mumps outbreak prompts new vaccination clinic

Health officials have confirmed 152 mumps cases in Spokane County, prompting another free vaccination clinic.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

Grant County identifies mumps outbreak near Moses Lake

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

More students excluded from regional schools in response to mumps outbreak

An additional 129 Spokane Public School students have been excluded from five schools following additional new cases of mumps.


Time to tighten vaccination law

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

Number of schools impacted by mumps outbreak grows

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.


More than 200 Spokane-area students unvaccinated for mumps ordered home by health district

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

120 Spokane Public School students unvaccinated for mumps ordered home by health district

The Spokane Regional Health District has ordered 120 unvaccinated Spokane Public Schools students home following additional mumps cases.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017

Health district orders some students without mumps vaccinations to stay home

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

Washington state mumps outbreak the worst in the nation in late December

There are 24 confirmed or probable cases of mumps in Spokane County, a sharp increase from a week


New Spokane County mumps cases prompt free vaccine clinic

Nine people in Spokane County have been diagnosed with mumps, prompting the Spokane Regional Health District to offer a free vaccination clinic Jan. 11.


108 cases of mumps in King County, health officials say

Officials say the number of people in the greater Seattle area believed to have mumps is now 108.


Two more Spokane residents diagnosed with mumps

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 …


Free mumps vaccine offered after two Spokane County cases confirmed

The Spokane Regional Health District will host a free mumps vaccination clinic Wednesday at Rogers High School, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave.


Two vaccinated Spokane County residents diagnosed with mumps

Health officials say the MMR vaccine, which is 88 percent effective, remains the best way to prevent mumps.


Mumps outbreaks alarm health officials

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.


Nine vaccinated Seattle-area patients sickened with mumps

Officials say nine patients in the Seattle area are believed to have mumps even though they were vaccinated against the disease.


Four mumps cases confirmed in Oregon’s Marion County

Officials have confirmed four cases of mumps in Oregon’s Marion County. That’s the most in any one year in a decade.


Three cases of mumps confirmed at Whitworth University

Three students at Whitworth University have been diagnosed with mumps, according to a statement on the university’s web site.


Penguins star Sidney Crosby diagnosed with the mumps

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 …


WSU students asked to have mumps vaccination

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.