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OSDH: 4 cases, around 34 suspected cases of mumps found in Garfield Co.

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Posted at 7:26 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 20:26:46-04

ENID, Okla. – Four cases of the mumps were confirmed in Garfield County this week, reports the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

In addition to those four cases, at least 34 more suspected cases are being investigated at two Enid Public Schools after students exhibited symptoms.

The OSDH says those affected range in age from less than one to 41 years old. The majority of the cases are being found in middle school and high school students.

State and local public health officials are reportedly working together to quickly identify suspected cases and exclude affected persons from childcare centers, schools or workplaces says OSDH.

Learn more about mumps and its symptoms here.