LAFAYETTE, La. (WAFB) - A student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been diagnosed with mumps, according to a report from KATC citing university and state health officials.
This comes after a dozen LSU students were also recently diagnosed.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus that spreads easily through coughing and sneezing. The best way to protect against the disease is to get the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination.
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Click here for more information about mumps from LDH.