Published March 18, 2016 at 2:30 PM
The Erie County Department of Health has confirmed cases of the mumps virus among a small number of UB students living off campus.
Mumps is an acute viral illness characterized by fever, swelling and tenderness of salivary glands located just below the front of the ear, appearing 12-25 days following exposure. Mumps is spread by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions through coughing or sneezing by an infected individual.
Most persons in the community are immune to mumps. Persons are considered immune if they have:
If you do not fall into one of these categories, the Erie County Department of Health is recommending an additional mumps vaccination (available as a MMR).
Do not call 911 or University Police for general information during an emergency, as this will delay response to the emergency. This site will provide new details as quickly as possible.