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LSU sporting event canceled following mumps outbreak

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 16:00:59-05

Following the announcement of a number of students at LSU being diagnosed with mumps, an athletic event scheduled for this weekend has been canceled.

The University's athletic department says that the cancellation of a weekend tennis match is out of an abundance of caution. On Tuesday, it was announced that at least 5 students were diagnosed with Mumps. None of those students live on campus.

"Out of an abundance of caution and in coordination with university officials and representatives from the University of Tulsa and Nicholls State University, LSU Athletics has canceled the men's tennis doubleheader scheduled for Sunday, February 9th, at the LSU Tennis Complex. The decision was made following a diagnosis of mumps with an LSU student-athlete."

The university says that they, Tulsa and Nicholls State officials are working to reschedule the match. No other sports or scheduled events have been impacted.

The LSU Student Health Center, working with the Louisiana Department of Health, confirmed several student cases of mumps in an announcement on Tuesday.

Students with swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears or jaw on one or both sides of the face should seek care at the Student Health Center or with their primary care provider as soon as possible. The Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Detailed information on mumps is available at www.cdc.gov/mumps.