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Mumps Outbreak on University of Missouri Campus Continues

Nov 30, 2016
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The outbreak of mumps continues to spread across the University of Missouri Columbia campus. The case count is up to 73 according to MU Student Health.

Some of these cases include students living in residence halls while others include students living off campus.

The virus is predominantly spreading through the Greek Life community.

Student Health associate Pam Roe said prevention is the most important focus at this point.

“You’re able to spread the virus without even knowing that you have it,” Roe said.

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  The University of Missouri says four students have confirmed cases of mumps and five other students are being tested.

The university said in a news release Wednesday that none of the students live in university housing.

Some of the students who have been tested are still contagious and the university has recommended that they stay home for now.

Susan Even, executive director of the Student Health Center, says all of the students had received required doses of the vaccine to prevent mumps.

MU Statement Reaches Out to Students

Nov 12, 2015
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The MU Counseling Center and Student Health Center will have more counselors available according to a statement from the MU Leadership that was released Wednesday. The statement regards the social media threats and racist events at the university this semester.