MU mumps cases rise to 228

6 months 1 week 5 days ago December 14, 2016 Dec 14, 2016 Wednesday, December 14 2016 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:19:00 PM CST in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - 228 cases of mumps have been identified on the MU campus, according to the University of Missouri Student Health Center. 

190 of the 228 cases are considered "recovered," which means they are no longer infectious to others. The cases represent less than one percent of students, the health center said. 

Most of the cases come from students with friends who have mumps, affiliation with Greek organizations or interactions with local bars. All infected students met the immunization requirement of two measles, mumps and rubella vaccines.

The Student Health Center said it will continue to monitor case reports during winter break and late January to determine the need for future measures to control the outbreak. It continues to recommend MU students obtain a third MMR vaccine.

 

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