Today is Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2018

University Health Services

Doctors at Health Clinic

What's New at University Health Services

UHS Clinic has moved back to Lindner Center

Health Advisory:  Update Concerning Mumps on Campus

Alert graphic

May 15, 2018

To All UC Students, Faculty & Staff:  

We would like to make sure that the UC community, especially those who have recently joined us for the summer session, are aware that mumps has been detected at UC. Since the first health advisory sent out in April, several additional probable mumps cases have been reported, which suggests that local transmission may have occurred.

If you have not yet done so, please check your immunization status for mumps. Confirm that you received at least two doses of MMR after your first birthday. If you did not, we recommend that you get vaccinated as soon as possible. People born before 1956 are considered naturally immune and do not require vaccination.

While most people have been immunized with two doses of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, nationally thousands of mumps cases occur every year and some vaccinated people still develop mumps, though usually a milder case.

Symptoms of mumps may include fever, headache, fatigue and swollen, tender salivary glands under the ears or jaw and on the cheeks. Symptoms typically appear two to four weeks after exposure. Most people with mumps make a full recovery after a few weeks. Return to school is allowed after five days of isolation.

Mumps is spread like many other viruses — via saliva or mucous from the mouth, nose or throat. An infected person can transmit the infection by coughing, sneezing, sharing items such as cups or beverages, intimate contact or by touching surfaces with unwashed hands. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent spreading illness.

If you develop a fever and swelling at the cheeks, please contact your physician to make an appointment as soon as possible. Students should call University Health Services at 513-556-2564. Faculty and staff should call UC Employee Health at Holmes, 513-584-4457. When you arrive, please indicate your concern for mumps and ask for a mask.  

We will continue to keep the campus updated as new information or new recommendations become available. Thank you for your cooperation.

Kim L. Miller, MD
Executive Director, University Health Services
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

More >> 

Tobacco Free UC - Effective May 1, 2017

University Health Services wants all UC students be successful. If you are considering Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) the UHS Pharmacy will have products available at a reasonable cost to help.

Lindner Athletic Center (Main Campus)

Phone: 513-556-2564

Medical Records Fax: 513-556-1337

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Closed daily 12:00 p.m - 12:45 p.m.)

Holmes  (Medical Campus)
Phone: 513-584-4457
Medical Records Fax: 513-584-2222


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(Closed daily 12:00 p.m - 12:45 p.m.)