Mumps Confirmed on U of A Campus, Dept. of Health Warns

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The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed cases of mumps on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

There are three confirmed cases of mumps and one suspected case of mumps in the last few weeks, according to Meg Mirivel, public information director for the Department of Health.

“Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to make sure they are up to date on their Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccination and to seek care if they experience symptoms,” Mirivel said.

The Department of Health is working closely with the university to alert students and staff who may have been in close contact with the confirmed cases. 

“These close contacts, as well as anyone with an MMR vaccine exemption on campus, are encouraged to seek vaccination,” Mirivel said.

MMR vaccines are available at the Washington County Local Health Unit,  many doctors’ offices and local pharmacies and to the U of A community at the Pat Walker Health Center on campus, according to Mirivel.

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