Arkansas mumps outbreak continues, cases hit 2,200

As of Dec. 16, the Arkansas Department of Health has reported 2,200 cases of the mumps across the state related to an outbreak that began in August.

The Dec. 16 count marks an uptick of 111 cases since Dec. 12. According the Arkansas Department of Health, there are currently 53 workplaces, 45 schools across seven school districts, seven colleges and vocational schools and two private schools affected by the outbreak.

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Recently, across Arkansas' northern state line, an outbreak of the mumps has infected more than 200 students at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

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