University of Missouri reports 31 confirmed mumps cases in Columbia

University of Missouri reports 31 confirmed mumps cases in Columbia
The Associated Press
COLUMBIA
The University of Missouri is hoping the looming Thanksgiving break could provide relief from a mumps outbreak that has grown to 31 confirmed and 27 probable cases on the Columbia campus.
The numbers reported Wednesday for the outbreak were almost double the 17 cases that had been confirmed last week. But the good news is that students will begin heading home for a weeklong holiday break after classes end Friday.
All of the students with confirmed or probable cases at Missouri have received the required two doses of a vaccine that protects against mumps, as well as measles and rubella, Banken said. She added that some of the sickened students live in the residence halls, although most live off campus.

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