Mumps cases confirmed involving U of A students:
The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed two cases of mumps involving University of Arkansas students.
While there is no evidence of local transmission on campus, those who may have been exposed will receive additional communication and information from the Pat Walker Health Center in the coming days.
Mumps is a viral illness that is easily transmitted through coughing and sneezing, and direct contact with respiratory droplets or saliva from an infected person. There is no treatment for mumps, however symptoms usually resolve themselves within a few weeks.
Additional information about mumps and how to protect yourself can be found at:
If you believe you have been exposed to the mumps, or are experiencing symptoms, call the Pat Walker Health Center at 479-575-4451.
Meningitis B Information Alert
Pat Walker Health Center Medical Director, Dr. Huda Sharaf, pens a letter to parents and students about the importance of being vaccinated for Meningitis.
Location and Parking
The Pat Walker Health Center is conveniently located on campus at the corner of Maple and Garland. If you choose to drive to the Pat Walker Health Center, please be advised that parking is very limited. If you cannot find parking behind our facility you may park in the Garland Avenue garage (note: there is a fee) or limited metered parking is available along Maple Street. For your convenience, the following Transit routes stop at the health center: Maple Hill Express, Gray, Tan and Yellow. All other Transit bus lines stop at the Union Transit Center, just two blocks south of the Pat Walker Health Center.