Mumps cases confirmed at the University of Arkansas

Mumps cases confirmed at the University of Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Health (Source: File)

FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Representatives with the Arkansas Department of Health said cases of the mumps have been confirmed on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

According to a news release from ADH on Wednesday, three cases have been confirmed and there is another suspected case of the mumps at the university over the last few weeks.

Officials are urging students, faculty and staff to make sure they are up-to-date on their Measles Mumps Rubella vaccination and to seek care if anyone experiences symptoms.

The health department said they are working with the UA Fayetteville campus to alert students who may have been in contact with the confirmed cases.

The ADH said vaccines are available at the Washington County Health Unit, many doctors’ offices, local pharmacie, and at the Pat Walker Health Center on the UA Fayetteville campus.

The ADH said from August 2016 to August 2017, the state experienced the second largest mumps outbreak in 30 years.

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