Mumps Outbreak Sidelines Several Hockey Players

December 17, 2014 9:46 PM

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During a National Hockey League (NHL) season it is not uncommon for players to be sidelined with bumps and bruises. In recent weeks, players at the sport’s elite level have been more concerned with catching mumps than healing their bumps.

So far at least 14 players on several NHL teams have had confirmed diagnoses according to a story on the league’s website. For players who are used to skating with ease, the disease, which is more commonly associated with children, has left them with symptoms ranging from fever, headaches, and a los...

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