Mumps and Measles Return; 400+ Ohio Cases - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Mumps and Measles Return; 400+ Ohio Cases

Mumps and measles are on the increase in Ohio with more than 400 cases reported – most traced to Ohio State University. There have been two cases in Hamilton County.

While some states, such as Indiana and Kentucky, have no reported cases, Ohio seems to be hit particularly hard. And with summer travel season here, the risk of spreading the illness increases.

The best way to avoid the illness is to get vaccinated. “The most common reason parents elect not to have their child vaccinated is not having enough information,” said Dr. Robert Frenck, an infectious disease specialist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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