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  • MS: 2017 Mumps- Outbreak at Pearl River Comm. College

    Source: http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/s...ous/100737670/

    6 PRCC baseball players get mumps, 4 more suspicious
    Ellen Ciurczak , American Staff Writer 10:08 a.m. CT April 21, 2017

    An outbreak of the mumps at Pearl River Community College has so far affected only the baseball team. Six baseball players have been diagnosed with the disease, which can cause swelling on both sides of the face. Results are pending on four other players.

    "We've been in constant contact with Mississippi Department of Health," PRCC Vice President Adam Breerwood said. "We've talked to them numerous times. It's been confined to our baseball team."

    The outbreak began last week with an isolated case, but then spread. The incubation period for mumps is 21 to 28 days, Breerwood said...

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