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Watch Out: Cases of the Mumps are on the Rise in L.A. County
The L.A. County Department of Public Health is saying cases of the mumps are on the rise this year. “At least nine cases of mumps have already been reported in Los Angeles County this year, six of which have been confirmed,” said Jonathan E. Fielding, Director of Public Health and Health Officer. “By comparison, seven cases were confirmed countywide in all of 2009, seven in 2008, and five in 2007.”
It's a vaccine-preventable viral illness, officials say, and is transmitted by coughing and sneezing. Symptoms, which can appear 12 to 25 days after exposure, include swelling of salivary glands, fever and inflammation of the testes in teenage and adult males, sometimes getting more severe with inflammation of the testicles, meningitis and encephalitis.
Four of the confirmed L.A. County cases have occurred over the past two months and are suspected of being related to an outbreak affecting the Hasidic Jewish population first seen on the East Coast in the U.S.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.