Illnesses Hit Idaho State, University of Idaho and WSU

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Health concerns at some regional public schools have health officials on alert. 

In Latah County, officials are confirming at least 10 cases of mumps, with another 20 possible cases being tested. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News is reporting the cases include an elementary student and several college-aged students. Officials at the University of Idaho in Moscow and Washington State University in Pullman are recommending that their students double-check their vaccination records to make sure they have received a mumps vaccine.

Meanwhile, the Idaho State Journal is reporting that the office of the Dean of College Education at Idaho State University in Pocatello has been shut down after employees there experienced a series of yet-to-be explained rashes and respiratory illnesses. An ISU spokeswoman told the Journal that an industrial health hygienist will do an investigation at the office following the Thanksgiving break.