3 Confirmed Cases of Mumps At University Park, THON Attendees Warned

THON weekend is just a few days away and with that comes a few reminders about health before it begins. It is extremely vital to maintain a healthy environment for all in attendance, especially Four Diamonds children.

In order to maintain a safe and healthy atmosphere throughout all of THON weekend, those who are not feeling well are asked to refrain from attending THON.

Any illnesses brought into the BJC can pose a dangerous threat to the health of Four Diamonds children, their families, dancers and other attendees.

According to University Health Services (UHS), three cases of mumps have been confirmed on the University Park Campus. Anyone showing symptoms of mumps is asked to not attend THON activities this weekend.

Symptoms of mumps include tender swollen glands below the ear or along the jawline on one or both sides of the face and neck. Headache, fever, chills, and cold-like symptoms are included as well.

Anyone who has been in close contact with a student confirmed or suspected of having mumps is also asked to refrain from attending THON.

Mumps is a highly infectious disease passed through saliva and respiratory secretions. People with mumps are considered infectious from three days before swelling begins through five days after the start of swelling. For most people, two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine provide adequate immunity to the infection.

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