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ADPH investigating 3 student cases of mumps at the University of Alabama

ADPH investigating 3 student cases of mumps at the University of Alabama

The laboratory-confirmed case is a person who may have had contact with Ottawa residents. Nineteen suspected, probable or confirmed cases have been investigated since January 29, Penn State said Thursday, with four cases confirmed by lab tests. Before there was a vaccine for it, mumps was a common childhood disease with over a hundred thousand cases per year. Students were urged to look out for those symptoms. "However, high vaccination coverage helps to limit the size, duration and spread of mumps".

Symptoms of the mumps include fever, aches and swollen facial glands.

It usually goes away in about 10 days, but, in some cases, it can cause complications that affect the brain, the testicles, the ovaries, or the pancreas.

Pregnant women infected with mumps during the first three months of pregnancy are also at risk of miscarriage. Treatment provides relief for the symptoms, which should disappear in about a week.

UD encourages students and staff to receive two doses of the MMR vaccine.

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In general, receiving extra doses of MMR vaccine is not ideal but poses little to no medical problems.

In an advisory, UD said three students were diagnosed with mumps.

Students who have not already done so are advised to request a copy of their immunization information from their private health care provider to be faxed to University Health Services at 814-865-9309. Mumps is most likely spread one or two days before and five days after symptoms start. Anyone with a confirmed infection, awaiting test results or close contacts of anyone with mumps who has not been vaccinated, should remain isolated as directed by health care providers.

"At present, mumps does not come as a single antigen vaccine and is available only as combined MMR vaccine so deliberating a third dose would also need to consider extra doses of measles and rubella", said Stinchfield, who is Senior Director of Infection Prevention at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The Medicine Hat Tigers in the WHL said about half a dozen players and a coach have confirmed cases of mumps. Professionals have been in contact with those closely associated with the infected individuals and continue to monitor each situation carefully.


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