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IU confirms 16 cases of mumps on campus, 9 related to fraternity



Sixteen cases of mumps have been confirmed on IU’s Bloomington campus. The first two cases were identified in February.

Nine of the cases are associated with an IU fraternity, according to IU spokesperson Chuck Carney. He said that includes members who live in the house, members who do not live in the house and non-members who have been to the house.

Carney said the IU Health Center still sees about three or four people come in for testing each day and expects a few more diagnoses. The State Department of Health said a campus-wide clinic is not necessary at the time, he said.

Mumps is an infection that can cause swelling in the salivary glands, according to Mayo Clinic’s website. Other symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite.

Symptoms can appear 12 to 25 days after infection, according to IU’s public safety advisory email sent April 11 following the seventh confirmed case. People with mumps may be infected from two days before until five days after the symptoms begin to appear. Some people may not have symptoms.

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