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School health officials at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz in New York have reported additional cases of confirmed mumps. As of Tuesday, the Student Health Service has confirmed 13 cases of mumps on campus (including one Athletics staff member and several members of the swim team). 

Image/ADH

Image/ADH

The mumps outbreak on campus has prompted the New York State Health Department and the Ulster County Health Department to advise the SUNY New Paltz swim team will not compete against other colleges and universities for the remainder of the semester.

Other campus events have been cancelled including the Kids Sports Night scheduled for Nov. 18.

In Arkansas, where the largest mumps outbreak in the United States is ongoing, The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) reports 1,140 suspected and lab confirmed cases of mumps are being investigated as part of the active outbreak.

762 of the 1140, or 65 percent of cases are reported in children ages 5 to 17 years old.

As of November 8, 2016, Benton, Madison, Pulaski, and Washington are the counties involved.

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