New case of mumps at Miami University

Health officials have “as of May 4, a suspected second case of mumps, also for a student who lives off campus,” according to a notice sent out to students, staff and other employees at the university’s main campus in Oxford.

On April 22, Miami officials confirmed an off-campus student had contracted mumps.

Mumps is a contagious viral disease that is spread person-to-person through saliva or mucous, usually when an infected person coughs sneezes, shares eating or drinking utensils or has close personal contact.

“The affected students live off campus and those most closely impacted have been notified,” said Miami officials.

Mumps often starts with fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite followed by swelling and tenderness of the salivary glands under the ears or jaw. The swelling can be on one or both sides of the face. Symptoms last seven to 10 days.

Mumps is a contagious viral disease that is spread person-to-person through saliva or mucus, usually when an infected person coughs, sneezes, shares eating or drinking utensils or has close personal contact, according to the school’s announcement.

Miami’s health services center has vaccines available for students and employees. Those interested can call 513-529-3000 for more information.

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