Student Health Services Warns of Mumps Infection
Student Health Services has reported that at least three Temple students have tested positive for the Mumps virus as of today.
According to a notice sent to students and staff, the students who tested positive are no longer contagious, and SHS is not aware of any further cases.
SHS says that they are monitoring the situation and will release more updates as they become available.
These three cases come after last springs Mumps outbreak, where many students were infected. Temple University has since mandated Mumps vaccinations and screenings for all students in residence halls prior to moving in on campus.
SHS encourages any students who may be infected to visit their offices at 1700 N Broad Street, or contact them on their website.
You can find the full notice from SHS below. Stay with Temple Update for more information on this story as it develops.
To the Temple community:
Student Health Services (SHS) has been notified that three Temple students have tested positive for mumps since the start of the Spring 2020 semester. SHS is working directly with those students and those who may have come into contact with them to provide the appropriate resources and take steps to prevent the spread of the virus. It is important to note the three students are no longer contagious. Student Health is not currently aware of any students who have the mumps and are contagious.
The most important thing the campus community can do is stay informed and know what measures to take to prevent the spread of mumps and other infectious diseases. We have developed an FAQ to share information on how to prevent, detect and treat mumps.
I want to emphasize that right now, the number of positive cases is low. We are working closely with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to monitor this situation and will provide updates as needed.
If you have questions or are experiencing symptoms, please contact Student Health Services at [email protected]
Mark Denys, MHA, BS, RN
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