KSU student diagnosed with mumps

Posted at 3:55 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 16:55:08-05

A student at Kansas State University has been diagnosed with mumps, the university confirmed Friday. 

University officials stated that they have notified anyone who may have been in close contact with the student.

The University's Lafene Health Center will offer a walk-in measles, mumps and rubella vaccination clinic for students, staff and faculty from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Feb. 1. 

Mumps, once a respiratory common sickness, is now rare in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Most Americans are vaccinated against it in early childhood. However, the vaccine is not always 100 percent effective, and Kansas State University urged any students or faculty who begin to experience symptoms — including fever, headache, muscle ache and swollen salivary glands — to call Lafene Health Center and speak with a nurse.

"Kansas State University is taking all precautions to protect our students, faculty and staff," said Jim Parker, director of Lafene Health Center, in a press release Friday.


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