Miami University officials confirmed Friday that a student at its Oxford campus has contracted mumps and is warning students about the contagious disease.
The affected student lives off campus, according to a press release from the university.
Those most closely impacted have been notified, Miami officials said.
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.
Earlier this month, the University of Dayton announced two students had been found to have mumps, but were no longer contagious.
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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