Mumps outbreaks increase in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI (WEAU) After several outbreaks in the state, health experts want to warn you about mumps.

Last week, three UW-Madison students were diagnosed with the disease in cases that don't seem to be connected.

There's also an outbreak at Ohio State, where nearly 100 students have been diagnosed.

A health expert at UW-Madison says he expects there to be more cases in the near future as it is very contagious through the air or by direct contact.

Health experts say the best way to avoid getting the mumps is to be sure you have both vaccinations especially if you are planning on traveling out of the country.

The combined vaccinations are 88% effective in stopping the disease.


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