This message is to inform you that the University of Connecticut Student Health and Wellness, in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, has identified several current cases of mumps in students who lived on the Storrs campus in the fall semester of 2019.
Mumps is a viral infection that is spread through infected respiratory droplets, like sneezing or coughing. The infection is not usually dangerous, but can be painful. Typical signs and symptoms of mumps are swelling of the face/cheek/jaw (parotitis), jaw pain, headache, and/or low grade fever. Treatment is supportive. Complications are rare but can be serious. If you would like to read more about mumps, you can visit https://www.cdc.gov/mumps/.
Staff or faculty with signs or symptoms of possible mumps should consult with their private health care provider.
Additional information is available in FAQs via Student Health and Wellness: https://shs.uconn.edu/mumps/.
Chief Human Resources Officer