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Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:00 am

3rd Indiana student diagnosed with mumps

Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON – A third student has been diagnosed with mumps at Indiana University, the Indiana State Department of Health said.

A student was diagnosed with the virus this week after two confirmed cases last month.

IU spokesman Chuck Carney said in the most recent case, the student lived off-campus and left campus for this week's spring break, which ends Sunday. Carney said the student's infectious period ended Tuesday. Carney said the student was vaccinated for mumps.

University and health officials said Feb. 22 that two students who were roommates in an off-campus apartment contracted the disease. It's unknown whether the third student had contact with the roommates.

Symptoms of the viral infection include fever, muscle aches, headache and loss of appetite. IU previously had five cases of mumps in early 2016.