AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The Auburn University Medical Clinic has confirmed that an undergraduate student who lives off campus has been diagnosed with a case of the mumps.
The risk of mumps can be significantly reduced with two measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccines, which most people get as children.
With few exceptions, students admitted to Auburn University are required to be immunized for mumps and other contagious diseases.
For anyone who has not received two doses of the vaccine, the Alabama Department of Public Health strongly recommends the following:
- Persons who received only one dose of MMR vaccine should immediately receive a second MMR vaccination at their doctor’s office or county health department.
- Persons who do not have any record of MMR vaccination either should get both doses, or should not attend classes for 25 days after exposure to mumps. For those who may have been directly exposed to the individual who tested positive for mumps, the 25-day exposure would end March 28, 2017.
If you have concerns about exposure, please call the Alabama Department of Public Health at 1-800-469-4599.
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