Mumps Outbreak Reported at Temple University
CDC says more than 2,000 cases of mumps in U.S. last year, 58 cases reported in January of this year
FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ten confirmed cases of mumps, six probable cases, and a case under investigation have been reported at Temple University in Philadelphia.
The university reported the first case of the contagious, vaccine-preventable disease on Feb. 28 but did not say how many people were infected, CNN reported. The new update was provided by Christopher Vito, associate director of public relations at Temple.
Swollen, tender salivary glands are common among people with mumps, and other symptoms can include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite. But not all infected people develop symptoms.
There were more than 2,000 cases of mumps in the United States last year, and 58 cases were reported in January of this year, as shown by preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CNN reported.