Health Officials Warn of Mumps in Boone County | KBIA

Health Officials Warn of Mumps in Boone County

Nov 1, 2019

Columbia Boone County Public Health and Human Services has confirmed a number of recent cases of mumps in Boone County, according to a news release Friday morning.

The news release did not specify the number of people infected, but said "health officials are working closely with the cases and community health providers to identify those who may have come in contact with confirmed cases."

Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by a virus. This viral illness is mainly known for puffy cheeks and a tender, swollen jaw that results from swollen salivary glands under the ears, according to theĀ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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