CINCINNATI – The mumps outbreak that started in the center of the state has spread to Southwest Ohio.
Two cases have been reported in Hamilton County and one in Warren County.
There are 321 confirmed and probable cases in Ohio, public health officials reported this week. Most of them - 191 - are linked to Ohio State University and are listed among 266 cases in Franklin County.
Delaware County has 32 cases. No other county has more than five.
Mumps often starts with fever, fatigue and body aches. Those infected are urged to stay home, cover their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing, and frequently wash their hands.
The confirmed and probable cases are between the ages of 9 months and 80 years. Sixty-three percent are female (202 cases) and thirty-seven percent are male (121 cases). There were few hospitalizations, with most people recovering on their own.
MORE: Read about mumps at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website