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Dance department defends against mumps outbreak

Dance department defends against mumps outbreak

By Ashni Gandhi

February 29, 2016

With spring weather quickly approaching, the mumps virus has reappeared within the University. Mumps, a highly contagious virus that affects the parotid glands, is confirmed to have spread to the dance department within the past three weeks, sending home both a male and female dancer in the process....

MMR vaccine proves costly for University

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 17, 2015

Vaccinating students and hiring staff to administer the vaccine to control the outbreak of mumps on the Urbana campus has cost the University greatly.Julie Pryde, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District administrator, said almost 3,300 Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines were administered at...

University to hold two day MMR vaccination clinic to combat mumps outbreak

By Daily Illini Staff Report

August 24, 2015

Due to the recent mumps outbreak over the summer, the University will be holding a two-day MMR vaccination clinic in the Ballroom at the Illini Union.The clinic will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The vaccination will be free for all students, faculty and staff members. All born ...

UI sees biggest mumps outbreak in decade

By Mariah Schaefer

July 30, 2015

A mumps outbreak that started around April at the University has continued to produce cases of the viral illness.According to Rachella Thompson-Brown, communicable disease investigator at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, there have been around 58 cases of mumps reported, and the majority ...