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Fordham Dealing with Mumps Outbreak

Fordham Dealing with Mumps Outbreak

Fordham University is dealing with 13 suspected cases of mumps in an outbreak at the school. 

The New York Post reports the number of cases has climbed this week, with infections reported at both the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx and on the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan.

"All the students with suspected mumps infections have either returned home or have been isolated from other residents during the infectious phase of the illness," Fordham officials said.

The university said all students tentatively diagnosed with mumps had been vaccinated.  Vaccinations do not offer 100 percent protection.

"Typically mumps patients are contagious for two days prior to the outbreak of symptoms and five days after," Fordham officials said.

 

Source:  New York Post

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