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3 mumps cases confirmed at UH-Manoa as statewide total reaches 500

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The state is facing an increase in cases of mumps, with 500 cases confirmed to date this year.

The University of Hawaii notified students on Thursday that it confirmed three cases of mumps on its Manoa campus.

UH said it is working with the state Department of Health to identify individuals who may have been in contact with the infected students and are at high risk for the contagious virus that causes flu-like symptoms and is spread by coughing, sneezing and touching infected items.

The state is facing an increase in cases of mumps, with 500 cases confirmed to date this year, UH said.

The department recommends that people who live or work in crowded conditions get an extra mumps vaccination.

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