Four URI students diagnosed with mumps

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KINGSTON, R.I. — As the school year winds down at the University of Rhode Island, four students on the Kingston campus have come down with mumps.

The Director of Health Services sent a letter to students Tuesday night warning them of the outbreak.

The letter says the school is taking precautions recommended by the State Department of Health and the CDC.

Health Services is advising students and University employees that four URI students on the Kingston Campus have mumps. The health and safety of our community are our top priority. All appropriate measures, as recommended by the Rhode Island Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have been and are being followed. Health Services administrators and clinicians have emphasized that the University should continue its normal operations, including final exams, without interruption.

URI Health Services is now working to contact people who could have come into contact with the illness.

If students have any concerns, they can contact the school’s health services office.©WLNE-TV / ABC6 2017