Mumps Outbreak Impacts 17 Employees at Keystone Ski Resort
Its no Coronavirus, but there's a mumps outbreak at a Colorado ski resort.
There are 17 confirmed cases of mumps among employees at the Keystone Ski Resort — I'm a little stressed, because I was there three weeks ago.
Public health officials said members of the public who have had interaction with the ski area may want to check their vaccine status to ensure they are protected against mumps.
Mumps is a contagious viral disease that causes pain and swelling in the salivary glands that basically makes your face swell up to twice its size.
An infected person can spread the virus in the following ways, according to the CDC:
- Coughing, sneezing, or talking
- Sharing items that may have saliva on them, such as water bottles or cups
- Participating in close-contact activities with others, such as playing sports, dancing, or kissing
- Touching objects or surfaces with unwashed hands that are then touched by others