(BLOOMINGTON) – The mumps outbreak at Indiana University continues to spread with now 22 confirmed cases.
School leaders are keeping close tabs on the students who have tested positive and those who may have been exposed.
According to IU officials, the first two students diagnosed with mumps are roommates living in off-campus housing. Other infected students are associated with a fraternity, but officials have not said which one.
No student has experienced major medical complications from the virus.
Free vaccines are available for anyone who has had close contact with infected students.
Indiana is among the top 10 infected states so far this year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that 695 cases were recorded across 22 states in the US this year, a record since the disease was eradicated in 2000. A recent outbreak in New York state led to a health emergency.
Mumps symptoms include swollen glands, fever, headache, muscle aches and loss of appetite. The CDC says most people with mumps recover within two weeks.