Outbreak of Mumps Reported at Loyola University Maryland
March 15, 2013, at 11:50 AM
By Tim Drake |
The Baltimore Sun reports of a potential outbreak of mumps at Loyola University Maryland. More than a dozen cases of the infection have been reported by students over the past month. Confirmed infections were found in undergraduate students from various class years living both on and off campus.
According to the Sun, new cases have emerged, causing university officials to warn the wider campus of 3,900 undergraduates of the risk, and urging them to seek prompt medical attention if they exhibit symptoms.
University officials said they notified students and their parents of the first few mumps cases before spring break began March 4. Additional cases have materialized since then.
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