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More mumps cases

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MILWAUKEE (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Milwaukee recorded another case of the mumps yesterday, bringing the total to eight in that city. The health department said half the cases involve university students, and officials have raised concerns that the disease might spread as spring classes are about to end.

Wisconsin had at least 30 mumps cases as of last Friday.

The highly-contagious disease is by person-to-person contact, or common contact with food or utensils. The state normally reports only a handful of mumps cases each year. Sarah DeRoo of the Milwaukee Health Department urges folks to know the status of their vaccinations -- and contact a health care provider if their vaccines are not up to date.