OXFORD, Ohio (WDTN) – Miami University’s Oxford campus has a confirmed a single case of mumps.
The affected student lives off campus and those most closely impacted have been notified, according to a press release.
Miami’s health services center has vaccines available for students and employees. Those individuals should call 513-529-3000 for more information.
According to health officials, it is possible to contract mumps even with past vaccinations.
Students were encouraged to visit the Miami Student Health Services website or call for an appointment if they were having any “concerning symptons.”
The University of Dayton and Harvard University have also reported recent cases of mumps.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the spread of mumps and other infections can be prevented by:
• Washing hands well and often with soap.
• Not sharing eating or drinking utensils.
• Cleaning surfaces that are frequently touched (such as toys, doorknobs, tables, and counters) regularly with soap and water or with cleaning wipes.
• Minimizing close contact with other people if you are sick.
• Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and putting your used tissue in a trash can. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not into your hands.