King County, Wash., mumps outbreak up to 130 cases

Officials with Public Health – Seattle and King County are now investigating 130 cases of the mumps as of Wednesday, marking a 17 case increase since Dec. 30.

Of the 130 cases, 47 are confirmed and 83 are considered probable. Sixty-six percent of those infected were up to date on vaccine requirements.

According the CDC, two doses of the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine are up to 88 percent effective.

The mumps are best known for painful, swollen salivary glands that cause puffy cheeks and swollen jaw. It is a highly communicable disease transmitted by person-to-person contact and is typically accompanied by initial symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite.

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