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Mumps case reported in Kenosha County

Posted at 1:13 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 15:36:35-04

KENOSHA COUNTY — One person is being treated after a confirmed case of the mumps.

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department says the person was being held in a dorm at the Kenosha County Detention Center after showing symptoms of the disease. The mumps diagnosis was confirmed, and the person is now receiving treatment while in a medical isolation room.

Those who were in recent contact with the infected person have also been isolated as a precaution.

Mumps is a disease caused by a virus. It can spread from person to person through the air or by direct contact with saliva. It can also be spread through infected droplets from the mouth, nose, or throat.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says in 2019, there have been at least 5 confirmed cases of mumps in the state prior to April 23rd.

In the latest data from the CDC, people living in 42 states and the District of Columbia have reported more than 1,000 mumps infections so far this year.