ADPH: Several UA students diagnosed with mumps

AP Explains Mumps Outbreaks

AP Explains Mumps Outbreaks

Thomas County Health Department administrator Emily Strange says the Thomas County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirmed the first case Monday.

Orange County sees about 10 cases of mumps annually, Zahn said.

Vaccinating your child is important because mumps has the potential of causing serious problems and is a contagious disease that can cause outbreaks. "However, high vaccination coverage helps to limit the size, duration and spread of mumps".

With spring break approaching and other warm-weather social events on the horizon, students should be particularly cautious, especially if they are planning to travel.

Symptoms of mumps include swelling and tenderness of one or both salivary glands, usually the parotid glands located just below the front of the ear/jaw; fever; headache; muscle aches; tiredness; and loss of appetite.

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Mumps can occasionally cause inflammation of the testicles, brain, tissues covering the brain and ovaries as well as deafness.

Pregnant women infected with mumps during the first three months of pregnancy are also at risk of miscarriage. Anyone who has experienced symptoms is urged to contact UHS at 814-863-4463 or a local health care provider immediately.

"It's kind of scary because you think they have all these regulations in place for kids to get vaccinated before they come onto campus", Mullins said. Because of this surge, federal health officials are now weighing the option of administering a third dose of the MMR vaccine.

Shorman said there are a few students in the district who have not received an immunization for mumps for either religious reasons or health concerns. Anyone with a confirmed mumps infection, individuals awaiting test results, or close contacts of anyone with mumps who has not been previously vaccinated, should remain isolated for a recommended period of time as directed by the health department and health care professionals.

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) was recently notified by the University of Alabama (UA) Student Health Center that several students had been diagnosed with mumps.

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