In an update on the mumps situation at Indiana University (IU) -Bloomington campus, 17 cases have been reported since the first case on Feb. 21.
According to a Daily Student report, IU spokesman Chuck Carney said it is unknown whether the latest case is affiliated with the fraternity that nine of the other cases are affiliated with.
While additional cases are expected, Carney says it is not widespread on the campus. He notes, “We do feel like we have a good handle on the number right now.”
From January 1 to March 29, 2019, 34 states and the District of Columbia in the U.S. reported mumps infections in 426 people to CDC.
Anyone who has not had two doses of mumps vaccine (usually via the MMR or measles-mumps-rubella vaccine) is at risk for mumps. Even those who have had two MMR vaccines can get mumps because the vaccine does not produce 100% immunity.
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