Mumps Outbreak May Be Over

By: Lisa Ferrari Email
By: Lisa Ferrari Email

January 8, 2007

There were 60 reported cases of the mumps in Charlottesville and many of those were at the University of Virginia.

Nineteen of those cases were confirmed.

Health officials say the CDC has found no connection between this strain of mumps and an Iowa outbreak, but they're now looking at a connection to an outbreak in the UK.

“The outbreak in the UK did in fact involve thousands and thousands of people, which shows you the contagiousness of mumps and how easily it is spread. We feel pretty fortunate given the population over at Uva,” said Roy Crewz with the Thomas Jefferson Area Health Department.

There have been no recent cases of the mumps in Charlottesville and if it stays that way, health officials say the outbreak will be declared over.

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