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1 confirmed case of mumps at Kapi'olani Community College

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There is one confirmed case of the mumps at the Kapi'olani Community College, according to the University of Hawai'i.

There were three confirmed cases of the mumps at the UH Manoa campus last month.  A campus-wide message went out on Oct. 19.

There are more than 500 cases of mumps in Hawaii confirmed by the State Department of Health.  Mumps is a contagious virus infection with symptoms that are similar to the flu and is spread via coughing, sneezing and touching of infected items.

DOH is recommending that persons who live or work in crowded conditions should receive an extra mumps vaccination

The extra mumps shot is specifically recommended for individuals born after 1956 who:

  • Have had two doses of the vaccine ten or more years ago
  • Have had one dose of the vaccine five or more years ago
  • Are not sure of whether they had the disease or any prior mumps vaccination.

Click here to find out more about the mumps in Hawaii.