University health officials are warning students about a rise in
confirmed cases of mumps at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The school says
one to two students are showing up daily at campus health clinics
with possible symptoms of the contagious viral illness.
Seven cases have
been confirmed with the past few weeks. While that number is
relatively small, Craig Roberts, epidemiologist for University
Health Services, says all of the cases were fully immunized as
children with two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.
While most people
immunized against mumps are protected for life, some may still get
it due to waning immunity.
UW-La Crosse has
one confirmed and two suspected case of mumps.
Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1nkJCY1
) reports statewide, there were 14 confirmed mumps cases as of