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Update on yesterday’s report of mumps at FHS

Whatcom County Health Department today clarified there has been no confirmed cases of the mumps in Whatcom County, including the individual reported about yesterday at FHS. This is a possible case and they are awaiting lab results which, according to WCHD Emergency Response Specialist Mark Raaka, can take about a week.

The individual appears to not have come in contact with anyone with a confirmed case of mumps, according to Raaka.

The last confirmed case of mumps in Whatcom County was in 2012 according to Raaka.

The previous story has been updated to reflect this new information.

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