IU confirms 3rd mumps case

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WTHR) — Indiana University has confirmed a third student has been diagnosed with mumps, officially making it an outbreak, according to CDC standards.

The first two cases were confirmed Feb. 21. They were roommates.

An IU spokesperson said the third student is a male who lived off campus. It is unclear whether he had any contact or relationship with the first two patients.

The spokesperson said the student's contagious period was expected to end Tuesday, so he should be in the clear when he returns to campus after spring break.

The school has contacted the student's roommates, and is working with the Indiana Department of Health and the Monroe County Department of Health to take the next necessary steps.

For more information about mumps, visit the CDC's website.