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Your Healthy Family: Cases of the mumps in Colorado

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Colorado health officials are asking hospitals across the state to be on the look-out for cases of the mumps. 
Six people came down with the disease in January and February in Denver. 
The first person with the disease here came from Iowa, where another outbreak was reported.
As News 5 found out: just six cases of the disease is considered an outbreak, because it has become so rare.
"Denver usually sees about 2 - 2.5 cases per year. Our last case in El Paso County was in April of 2010, it's a very rare disease here," said Dr. James Terbush, Interim Medical Director, EPC Public Health. 
Fever, headaches, muscle aches and the swelling of glands in your neck are all symptoms of the disease.
All six people that contracted mumps had been vaccinated for it.
According to new reports, the effectiveness of the vaccination could be wearing off as a person ages.

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