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Mumps cases update

As of April 7, 15 cases of mumps during the spring 2017 semester are associated with Kansas State University.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is using the term outbreak to describe the situation since all of the cases have occurred in the Manhattan area and are within a period of time of each other. The university is directly notifying anyone who may have been in close contact with the students. In an effort to prevent and minimize additional cases, KDHE is recommending a third dose of measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine for close contacts of known mumps cases. Lafene Health Center has the MMR vaccine available.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms for the mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite and swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears on one or both sides. It is spread from respiratory droplets, which are transmitted by sneezing and coughing.  

Students with symptoms — even if they have received two measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccinations — should call Lafene Health Center during regular hours at 785-532-6544 and ask for a nurse before they visit the health center. 

The university's Lafene Health Center is working with the Riley County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to provide information to the Manhattan campus and surrounding community about the symptoms of mumps, how it is transmitted and how to prevent the spread of this infection. 
 
We will continue to update this website and use K-State Today, social media and the K-State website as needed to inform students, faculty, staff, family members and the university community about the situation.

As always, Kansas State University's primary concern is the health and safety of the university community.

Previous updates

Three Kansas State University students diagnosed with mumps (Feb. 22, 2017)

Kansas State University student diagnosed with mumps (Jan. 26, 2017)

Frequently asked questions 

Read frequently asked questions.
 

Resources for students

Vaccinations

Students should check with their medical providers to make sure they received two doses of the MMR vaccine. Copies of immunization records, including these vaccines, should be faxed to 785-532-3425 or emailed to Lafene Health Center at lafene@k-state.edu.

Tips for locating old immunization records (Immunization Action Coalition)

Lafene Health Center offers measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccinations for Kansas State University students, faculty and staff. Call 785-532-6544 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Symptoms

Students with symptoms — even if they have received two MMR vaccinations — should immediately call Lafene Health Center at 785-532-6544 and ask for a nurse before they visit the health center. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms for the mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite and swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears on one or both sides. It is spread from respiratory droplets, which are transmitted by sneezing and coughing.  

Class absences

The Office of Student Life can answer questions about class absences. Contact the office at 785-532-6432 or stulife@k-state.edu.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has additional information about signs and symptoms of the mumps. 

Resources for family members

Vaccinations

Family members should contact a student's medical provider to make sure they received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR vaccine. Copies of immunization records, including these vaccines, should be faxed to 785-532-3425 or e-mailed to Lafene Health Center at lafene@k-state.edu

Tips for locating old immunization records (Immunization Action Coalition)

Lafene Health Center offers measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccinations for Kansas State University students, faculty and staff.

Lafene Health Center

Resources for faculty and staff

Vaccinations

Faculty and staff should check with their medical providers to make sure they received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine. 

Tips for locating old immunization records (Immunization Action Coalition)

Faculty and staff who have significant contact with students should also consider vaccination and contact their medical provider with questions. 

 

 

 

Questions?

Call 785-532-SAFE (785-532-7233). Questions also can be submitted through an online form.

What should I do if I have symptoms?

Students with symptoms — even if they have received two MMR vaccinations — should immediately call Lafene Health Center at 785-532-6544 and ask for a nurse before they visit the health center.

Lafene Health Center hours:

Monday – Thursday:
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If care is needed when Lafene Health Center is closed, contact the local hospital emergency department:

Via Christi Hospital
1823 College Avenue
(west of K-State football stadium)
785-776-3322