No mumps in NEW, but health officials here on the lookout
Mumps cases at UW campuses in Madison, Milwaukee and La Crosse this spring have drawn the attention of health officials and news media who are examining the issue. And while no cases have been reported in Northeastern Wisconsin, WBAY, Channel 2 on Friday (May 9) ran a story about prevention and risk. They spoke with Amy Henniges, UW-Green Bay Counseling and Health director, to provide context. “College is just an environment where people are living together in close proximity,” Henniges said, “in classes, and in the various activities students participate in.” And while vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent mumps, Henniges added that basic precautions — covering a cough, washing one’s hands and the like — can help, too. Full story.