Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads easily through coughing and sneezing. There is no treatment for mumps, and it can cause long-term health problems. The best way to protect against mumps is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (called the MMR shot). Doctors recommend that everyone get the MMR shot.
As of Wednesday, May 24, there are 50 cases of mumps in the cluster on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, two at Loyola University, and one additional case in each of the following regions: Baton Rouge, Florida Parishes, Monroe and Lafayette. There is a total of 56 cases in the State.
*Please note, the case that was previously reported in the Lake Charles has now been moved to the LSU case count.
- Clinical Advisory on Mumps in Louisiana and Mumps Prevention Posters for use at home, school or work
- CDC Mumps Prevention Resources
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