State Dept. of Health declares mumps outbreaks

State health officials have confirmed two outbreaks of mumps in students at Indiana University in Bloomington and Butler University in Indianapolis. IU has four confirmed cases, while Butler University has nine confirmed cases. Health Department officials say that those numbers may increase as more specimens are tested.

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is working with Indiana University, Butler University and the Marion County and Monroe County health departments to identify potential additional cases and to prevent further transmission of the disease on both campuses.

For more information about mumps, visit the Centers for Disease Control’s mumps website at