ADPH investigating 3 student cases of mumps at the University of Alabama

ADPH investigating 3 student cases of mumps at the University of Alabama

ACIP liaison member Patsy Stinchfield, who represents the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, said the workgroup of experts would dive deeper into the mumps situation, "given we have had significant cases of mumps in 2006, 2010 and now again in 2016".

Ottawa Public Health says there has been no spike in mumps cases in the city but it is tracking down people who may have been exposed to a confirmed case of mumps in a neighbouring jurisdiction.

The university said the three students are no longer contagious and they have resumed normal activities.

Public health officials have been urging Canadians to make sure their vaccinations are up to date.

"Isolation is of critical importance in preventing the spread of mumps". Those with no record of MMR that decline to be vaccinated should not attend class for 25 days after exposure to mumps. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults born in or after 1957 who have not had mumps receive at least one dose of MMR in their lifetime.

The most common symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite and swollen and tender salivary glands. The State Health Department says it's now working with Penn State and that no further information regarding the cases will be released due to confidentiality cases.

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The virus is spread through saliva or mucous from the mouth, nose, or throat.

Until there is a confirmed case, school health professionals will continue their standard practices of promote good health, according to Mary Ann Shorman, head nurse for the district.

Mumps has also been reported at other colleges in the U.S. Your healthcare provider can help you decide on vaccination needs.

It is passed along through saliva and mucus, so kissing or sharing eating and drinking utensils with infected people puts you at risk.

Mumps is routinely addressed with the MMR (measles, mumps and Rubella) vaccine at 12 to 15 months and 4 to 6 years.