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    ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry has been cleared from a case of mumps but defenseman Francois Beauchemin still has the infection, Dr. Craig Milhouse, the Ducks' physician, said Wednesday.

    Both players have been quarantined while their cases were diagnosed. Perry is no longer contagious and is expected to rejoin the Ducks soon. Beauchemin remains in a hospital getting intravenous fluids, a Ducks official said.

    "He's better today, and we anticipate that he'll be even more improved [Thursday], after he gets IV fluids," Milhouse said.

    The Ducks will have the rest of the players vaccinated, Milhouse said.

    Milhouse said it is not known how the two got the infection but there have been cases of mumps in the Anaheim area and that the health department is involved.

    Perry has missed four games, Beauchemin three.

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    Re: Perry and Beauchemin diagnosed with Mumps

    Found this in the Ottawa Sun:

    On Thursday the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the Minnesota Wild may have been struck by the same illness.

    According to the Star Tribune, Wild defencemen Jonas Brodin and Marco Scandella are both ill and are exhibiting the swollen glands and other symptoms that Perry and Beauchemin displayed. Teammate Keith Ballard had mumps earlier this season.

    Earlier this week linesman Steve Miller missed the Devils-Wild game with an illness that showed the same symptoms.

    The illness may have started in the visiting locker room in Anaheim or Los Angeles. The Wild were in both arenas, playing the Ducks on Oct. 17 and the Kings on Oct. 19.


    • #3
      Re: Perry and Beauchemin diagnosed with Mumps

      Wow, what a strange thing this is.


      • #4
        Re: Perry and Beauchemin diagnosed with Mumps

        It's actually surprising this doesn't happen more often. The players are in such close contact with each other for extended periods of time.

        Why haven't these guys been immunized against the mumps though?