Temple Mumps Cases Up to 67

KYW

https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/mumps-rise-temple-university-some-students-petition-temporarily-close-campus

NBC10

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Temple-University-Mumps-Outbreak-Latest-67-Cases-507369841.html

FoxNews

https://www.foxnews.com/health/temple-mumps-outbreak-swells-to-67-likely-cases

TheHill

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/434876-67-likely-mumps-cases-reported-at-temple-university

DailyMail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6830239/Officials-Temple-mumps-outbreak-swells-67-likely-cases.html

 

CDC Grant to Cut Sodium

The Philadelphia Department of Health, another grant recipient, has worked with restaurants to help them reduce sodium, said Dr. Cheryl Bettigole, director of the chronic disease and injury prevention division. It helped reduce sodium by 30 percent at more than 200 Chinese restaurants and is working with 13 Asian buffet restaurants by making changes such as modified recipes, smaller plates, smaller scoops and by-request-only soy sauce packets.

https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2019/mar/18/uams-help-springdale-schools-cut-sodium/

By Alex Golden

Temple Mumps Cases Up to 49

Philly Voice

The number of reported cases of the mumps at Temple University continued to rise this week, and the Philadelphia school is taking new steps to try and curb the spread.

Nearly 50 students have either tested positive or been listed as probable for mumps, Temple’s Student Health Services announced Friday. Twelve students have tested positive, and another 37 have been listed as probable.

https://www.phillyvoice.com/mumps-cases-temple-university-49-school-vaccination-requirements/

By Adam Hermann

CBS3

Associated Press

Health officials say there are at least 46 cases of the mumps at Temple University and three others from surrounding counties, the most cases in the city since 2010.

That’s up from 16 cases reported last week.

The Department of Public Health for Philadelphia said Friday it recommends anyone experiencing fever, headache, jaw pain or fatigue see their regular or campus doctor.

Spokesman James Garrow said the effectiveness of the mumps vaccination tends to wane over time so it’s not necessarily a case of unvaccinated people.

https://www.apnews.com/dc05250c39db4129bc1f0a9ecdd812ab

By Staff

6ABC

Doctor Kristen Feemster, medical director of the immunization and communicable diseases program of the Philadelphia Health Department, says several factors may be making mumps more likely at universities.

“Over time, your immune response might decrease a little bit – probably about the time you’re a young adult, and on a college campus,” Dr. Feemster says.

“A college campus is a close-knit community, where there are probably more opportunities for transmission than you might have in other places,” she adds. Doctor Kristen Feemster, medical director of the immunization and communicable diseases program of the Philadelphia Health Department, says several factors may be making mumps more likely at universities.

“Over time, your immune response might decrease a little bit – probably about the time you’re a young adult, and on a college campus,” Dr. Feemster says.

“A college campus is a close-knit community, where there are probably more opportunities for transmission than you might have in other places,” she adds.

https://6abc.com/health/cases-in-temple-mumps-outbreak-now-up-to-49/5193470/

KYW

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health, working with Temple University Student Health Services, said 46 of the cases are in Philadelphia, and the other three are from surrounding counties.

https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/temple-university-reports-cases-mumps-now-49

By Kim Glovas

New Health Center

James Garrow, a spokesman for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, said the city is still in the early stages of planning for the new center. It would be in addition to the city-operated Health Center 10 at 2230 Cottman Ave.

“We’re excited to start this process, and we acknowledge that it will be a long process,” Garrow said in an email. “As we work out the details, we’ll have a better understanding of a timeline and potential location, aside from it being placed in the lower Northeast.”

https://northeasttimes.com/2019/03/15/kenney-presents-5-billion-budget-proposal-with-no-tax-increases/

By Jack Tomczuk

Brotherly Love Report

Release

PHILADELPHIA–The City of Philadelphia has issued a brand-new report, Brotherly Love: Health of Black Men and Boys in Philadelphia. This first-ever report is intended to highlight the unique challenges faced by Black men in Philadelphia today and lay the groundwork for actionable steps we all can take to improve their health outcomes.

https://mailchi.mp/phila.gov/press-release-health-department-and-office-of-black-male-engagement-announce-first-ever-report-on-health-of-black-men-and-boys-in-philadelphia

WHYY

The full report, Brotherly Love: Health of Black Men and Boys in Philadelphia, is available for download. City epidemiologist Raynard Washington said the statistics are meant to serve as a kind of blueprint to direct resources.

“Black men represent 20 percent of the population in Philadelphia — that’s a large proportion, a large share of the population,” Washington said. “So really thinking about how do we ensure that there is a complete wraparound [of] both services as well as supports and opportunity for them is important.”

https://whyy.org/articles/new-report-grades-the-health-of-black-males-in-philadelphia/

By Jad Sleiman

Inquirer

“The first step to solving any problem is drawing attention to it,” said Thomas Farley, city health commissioner. “The Brotherly Love report shows that, while Philadelphia has many initiatives to promote health, African American men are still not as healthy as other demographic groups and not as healthy as they could be.”

https://www.philly.com/health/black-men-life-expectancy-philly-20190314.html

By Rita Giordano

Philly Voice

A new report released Thursday by Philadelphia health officials shines a direct spotlight on the challenges faced by the city’s black men and boys.

The inaugural report, dubbed “Brotherly Love: Health of Black Men and Boys in Philadelphia,” revealed a mixture of positive and negative health findings.

https://www.phillyvoice.com/life-expectancy-philly-black-men-racial-demographic-health-challenges/

By Jon Kopp

Philly Tribune

“Black men and boys have been experiencing disparate health outcomes for quite some time and in many areas we are seeing some improvements, “ said Dr. Raynard Washington, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s chief epidemiologist.

“In some ways, things are improving for Black men and boys, but there is still a gap between their health outcomes and others.”

 

Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said in a news release, “The first step to solving any problem is drawing attention to it.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/report-life-expectancy-for-black-men-is-lower-than-any/article_c99d33c3-a53b-5006-975d-d6e6ec7bce99.html

By Ayana Jones

Temple Mumps Cases Up to 38

Fox29
Health department officials say at least 38 cases of mumps have been confirmed at Temple University.

The Department of Public Health for Philadelphia said the effectiveness of the mumps vaccination tends to wane over time so it’s not necessarily a case of unvaccinated people.

Spokesman James Garrow says the outbreaks tend to be more common on college campuses where people are more closely in contact.

http://www.fox29.com/news/officials-38-diagnosed-with-mumps-at-temple-university

By staff

Temple News

There are nearly 40 Temple-related mumps cases as of Thursday.

Eleven cases have been confirmed, and there are 27 probable cases, Jim Garrow, the director of communications for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, wrote in an email to The Temple News. Three of the 38 cases are from surrounding counties.

https://temple-news.com/temple-related-mumps-cases-reach-28-on-wednesday/

By Kelly Brennan