comscore Mumps cases grows to 55 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Mumps cases grows to 55

Four more mumps cases were reported today by the state Department of Health, bringing the total this year to 55.

All were Oahu children, and two of them were linked to an earlier case in an adult, the department said. None required hospitalization.

The ailment is easily spread through coughing, sneezing or by touch, including sharing cups or utensils. The department recommends people get the MMR vaccine, which protects against mumps, measles and rubella, also called German measles.

Comments (0)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up