Mumps outbreak rises to 26 cases at Colorado ski resort

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Posted at 10:12 AM, Feb 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-29 12:12:19-05

DILLON, Colo. (Summit Daily News) — Health officials in Colorado say the number of confirmed cases of mumps at a ski resort has risen to 26.

The Summit Daily News reports that as of Thursday, two dozen of those infected are Keystone Resort are employees and two are non-employees.

The outbreak began on Feb. 2 with three cases reported. Summit County Public Health officials say the risk of infection is limited to people who come in close physical contact with someone who is infected.

Officials are investigating how the non-employees were infected. Last year, there was a total of 67 mumps cases in all of Colorado.