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Suspected case of mumps at Morrisville State College

MORRISVILLE, NY—A Morrisville State College student arrived at the Matthias Student Health Center Wednesday morning (December 6) and was diagnosed with a suspected case of mumps. Per state health regulations, the student is in isolation and will remain there until Sunday, and samples are on their way to state laboratories in Albany.

The student previously had received a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination and booster. New York State requires that anyone taking more than six credit hours at a SUNY institution provide vaccination records or receive an exclusion for religious or medical reasons.

According to a 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, approximately 64 percent of mumps cases in college students occur in individuals who previously had received MMR vaccinations and boosters.

The college is following CDC and state regulations and recommendations and will continue to do so. Updates will be available at http://morrisville.edu/www/health_center/mumps.aspx.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the student health center at 315.684.6078 or visit them, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at their location between the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC) and the automotive building. The CDC has a Mumps: Questions and Answers sheet available at http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4211.pdf.

Students should continue to attend classes and live in their residence halls. If they have specific concerns, they are advised to speak with residence hall advisers and academic advisers, or contact the deans’ offices in Student Life and their respective schools.

Morrisville State College’s curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2087 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2087 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.