Mumps cases update: K-State recommends three MMR doses
As of April 8, 2017, 98 mumps cases have been reported in 20 Kansas counties. Many cases are associated with participating in sports, including wrestling and basketball, in Kansas. There are also associations with the University of Kansas (KU), Kansas State University (K-State), and travel to surrounding states: Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, which are all having outbreaks as well. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is using the term outbreak to describe the situation in Manhattan since all 15 cases in the area and are within a certain period of time of each other. K-State is responding by directly notifying anyone who may have been in close contact with the students. In an effort to prevent and minimize additional cases, KDHE is recommending a third dose of measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine for close contacts of known cases. Lafene Health Center has the MMR vaccine available. Read here for all Mumps vaccination recommendations.
The KDHE website provides a summary report update for each county and breakdown by age and sex. Use this Provider Quick Reference Guide as a resource.