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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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By Kim Glovas