Three cases of mumps confirmed at University of Oklahoma, health department says

NORMAN, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Department of Health has confirmed multiple cases of mumps at a metro university.

Tony Sellars, a spokesman with for the health department, told News 4 Tuesday morning that three cases of mumps were confirmed at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Craig Rice, Chief of Medical Staff, OU Health Services at the Goddard Health Center sent this statement regarding the incident:

“The University of Oklahoma has confirmed and treated 3 students, who were close acquaintances, who tested positive for mumps. The university has taken all appropriate measures and is closely monitoring the situation. OU Health Services collaborates with the Department of Public Health for these kinds of events. The student health center provides booster immunizations for students upon request. No new cases have been identified at this time.”