In response to nine confirmed mumps cases on campus, Razorback Athletics officials will provide an additional dose of MMR vaccine to student athletes, coaches and staff, according to a press release from Razorback Athletics on Monday.

Kevin Trainor, chief public relations officer for Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek, said that the MMR boosters were encouraged but not required.

Trainor would not confirm or deny if any members of Razorback Athletics have been diagnosed with mumps. Razorback officials did notify LSU officials that there had been cases of mumps on campus following the football game against LSU on Nov. 23.

The Arkansas Department of Health released a public health directive Nov. 22 confirming the cases, leading UA officials to advise unvaccinated students against attending classes or activities for 26 days.

This is an ongoing report. The Arkansas Traveler staff will add updates as information is made available.

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