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Mumps outbreak reported in northeastern Nebraska



NORTHEAST, Neb. (WOWT) – The Nebraska Department of Health reports two recent mumps outbreaks in Nebraska.

According to a statement by the DHHS, at least 30 cases were identified mainly by participants in a wedding in northeastern Nebraska.

Mumps is a highly contagious disease that, according to Dr. Tom Safranek from DHHS spreads by coughing, sneezing and saliva exchange.

Mumps, according to the report, cause swelling of the glands on the face and neck, as well as earache, jaw pain, testicular pain, fever, fatigue and muscle aches.

People with symptoms are encouraged to consult their doctor and avoid public areas.

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