The mumps outbreak might finally be starting to clear up.
Over the summer, the number of weekly reported cases of the mumps in Central Ohio decreased, Columbus Public Health spokesman Jose Rodriguez said.
“We hope that we are toward the end of the outbreak now,” he said Thursday. “The trend is definitely on our side and it’s definitely trending down.”
As of Wednesday, 483 cases had been reported in Franklin, Madison and Delaware counties since the first case was reported in January, according to a release from Columbus Public Health. Of those cases, 255 are linked to the Ohio State outbreak, the first of which was reported Feb. 10.
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