Archive for Friday, April 21, 2006

Another case of mumps reported at BHS

April 21, 2006

Baldwin School District officials announced another reported case of mumps at Baldwin High School Friday afternoon.

On Tuesday, the district reported a "suspected" case of mumps at BHS. Friday's report didn't say "suspected" case.

The Douglas County Health Department reported Friday afternoon that there are now 102 mumps cases in the county, up from 82 on Wednesday. The health department also sent out this news release:

Because of the mumps outbreak in Douglas County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have a new recommendation regarding the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. CDC and KDHE strongly recommend two MMRs for anyone who has no knowledge of having had the disease or has not had two MMRs. There continues to be no recommendation to give MMR vaccine to children less than 12 months of age nor is there a recommendation to give a third MMR.

People interested in receiving the vaccine should check with their healthcare provider or they can obtain the vaccine at the Health Department. The Health Department clinic is open: Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30 pm. Tuesday open at 9:30 am. Monday evening open until 8 pm and Thursday evening open until 7 pm.

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