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.

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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.

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

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

Free Overdose Prevention Trainings

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health first started holding classes and distributing naloxone based on a recommendation made in a May 2017 report from the Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic. Today, several classes are held each month in various locations: at Prevention Point Philadelphia (the city’s only needle exchange), CHOP Primary Care on South Broad Street, Community Behavioral Health in Center City, and at multiple branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

“A key part of this effort is ensuring that training for the public is readily available,” says James Garrow, the communications director at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

https://www.philly.com/health/drug-overdose-reversal-class-philadelphia-naloxone-spray-20190314.html

By Bethany Ao

Temple Mumps Cases Up to 23

Fox29

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/local-news/officials-23-diagnosed-with-mumps-at-temple-university

By Staff

CBSPhilly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Officials say there are now 23 confirmed mumps cases in Philadelphia and surrounding counties linked to the Temple University outbreak.

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/03/12/23-confirmed-mumps-cases-linked-temple-university-outbreak/

By Staff

NBC10

The total number of mumps cases at Philadelphia’s Temple University has increased to 23. The total includes 11 confirmed cases and 12 probable cases, the university said Tuesday.

Of the 23 cases, 20 are in Philadelphia and three are in surrounding counties but are associated with Temple, Philadelphia Department of Public Health spokesman James Garrow said Tuesday.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Temple-University-Mumps-507043851.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_PHBrand

By Staff

KYW

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia health department is reporting that the number of mumps cases originating from Temple University is now 23.

Health department spokesman Jim Garrow says 20 cases are confirmed in the City of Philadelphia and three have been reported in the suburbs.

https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/mumps-cases-originating-temple-university-now-23

By Kim Glovas

6ABC

The Philadelphia Health Department says there are now 23 cases tied to the mumps outbreak reported at Temple University.

It’s the city’s largest outbreak of the mumps since 2011, but it may not due to students skipping vaccines.

https://6abc.com/health/23-mumps-cases-now-connected-to-temple-outbreak/5186878/

By Christie Ileto

Temple News

The policy change follows a mumps outbreak that the university announced on Feb. 28. As of Tuesday, there are 23 total Temple-related mumps cases. Jim Garrow, the director of communications for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, told The Temple News there are 20 cases in Philadelphia and three in the suburbs.

https://temple-news.com/temple-will-require-vaccines-for-incoming-students/

By Kelly Brennan

Inquirer

Temple reported that there were 11 confirmed cases and 12 probable cases. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health said it was now counting the two categories as one because the outbreak of the highly infectious disease is established and the agency has stopped recommending that people get tested for confirmation.

“If someone reports to Student Health with symptoms consistent with mumps we are counting them as a case,” said agency spokesperson James Garrow.

https://www.philly.com/news/mumps-temple-university-20190312.html

By Robert Moran

Temple Mumps Update

Inquirer

As health officials feared, the mumps outbreak that began at Temple University last week is spreading.

As of Tuesday, the Philadelphia Health Department confirmed 16 students had the contagious disease.

https://www.philly.com/health/mumps-temple-university-outbreak-montgomery-county-contagious-20190305.html

By Aneri Pattani

Fox News

Health officials at Temple University have recorded 16 confirmed cases of mumps, a highly infectious disease that causes symptoms similar to the flu. While Philadelphia’s health department said it expects the number to remain at 16, anyone with potential symptoms is encouraged to contact the student health department.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/officials-confirm-16-cases-of-mumps-linked-to-temple-university

By Alexandria Hein

Fox29

Sixteen people tied to Temple University have tested positive for mumps, health officials confirmed Wednesday.

Philadelphia’s health department expects the total number of cases to remain at 16.

http://www.fox29.com/news/local-news/officials-7-temple-university-students-test-positive-for-mumps-1

By Staff

AP

The Department of Public Health for Philadelphia said Thursday 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.

https://www.apnews.com/d7d77b5076fd4c39ac7795f33fedcc51

By Staff

Philly Voice

The Department of Public Health for Philadelphia said Thursday the effectiveness of the mumps vaccination tends to wane over time so it’s not necessarily a case of the disease being spread by people who are unvaccinated. Spokesman James Garrow adds that outbreaks tend to be more common on college campuses where people are more closely in contact, CBS affiliate WSBT reports.

https://www.phillyvoice.com/temple-university-mumps-outbreak-cases-montgomery-county-measles-vaccination/

By Bailey King

WHYY

Despite its location in the middle of North Philadelphia, Temple’s mumps outbreak doesn’t present an increased risk to city residents at large, said Kristen Feemster, medical director for the immunization and acute communicable diseases program at the city’s Department of Public Health.

The flulike illness spreads easily among people living in close quarters, she said, so college campuses are particularly vulnerable.

“A college campus is a setting where there are a lot of social events and a lot of opportunities for close contact and potential transmission,” Feemster said.

https://whyy.org/articles/after-mumps-outbreak-temple-will-require-new-students-to-be-vaccinated/

By Joel Wolfram