UNL student tests positive for mumps, second student ‘probable’ for the disease

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln says a student has tested positive for mumps and another student is “probable” for the disease.

UNL said in a letter to students Wednesday precautions are being taken to isolate the students, who both live off campus, in order to prevent further spread of the illness. 

In addition, the campus community is encouraged to practice preventative measures including:

  • Good hand hygiene
  • Covering coughs and sneezes
  • Limiting physical contact, such as handshakes or hugs
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Staying at home if you are sick

UNL officials say the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine series is a requirement for all admitted UNL students. This vaccine prevents most, but not all, cases of mumps. 

Students experiencing mumps symptoms should call (402) 472-5000.

For general questions about immunization for mumps contact the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department program line at (402) 441-8053.

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