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Third case of mumps confirmed at IU

Another case of mumps has been confirmed at IU. This is the third diagnosis since Feb. 21, according to an IU press release.

IU now has a mumps outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. All students with confirmed diagnoses live in off-campus housing.

Mumps can be transmitted through coughing and sneezing. Mumps can cause fevers, headaches and tiredness. Other symptoms include swelling of the salivary glands and loss of appetite.

While mumps is typically a mild illness, there are rare cases in which complications arise.

The most effective mumps prevention is through two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

The Monroe County Health Department and the Indiana State Department of Health are reaching out to anyone who may have come in contact with the students.

IU advises students with symptoms to stay home and immediately call the IU Health Center.

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