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Cases Of Mumps Confirmed At Keystone, Colorado


There have been three cases of mumps, confirmed by The Colorado Department of Health and Environment, among the employees of Keystone Ski Resort in Colorado.

According to a report from CBSDenver, the three employees that have been confirmed as having mumps all work together. However, local health official have said that there is minimal risk to those that have visited the ski area recently.

“Keystone Resort has been fully cooperating and closely coordinating with Summit County Public Health to support affected employees and protect all staff and the public,” said Sara Lopez, nursing manager for Summit County Public Health.

For those that have been to the resort recently, and would like to put their minds at ease, it is recommended that you check on your vaccine status. The MMR Vaccine, which covers measles, mumps, and rubella, is considered 88 percent effective at preventing mumps from spreading.



Health officials are asking people who have symptoms of mumps to consult with their health care provider or call Summit County Public Health at 970-668-9161.

For more information about mumps, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/mumps. For information about mumps data in Colorado, visit www.colorado.gov/cdphe/mumps

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