54 cases reported to the University of the Temple


Fifty-four cases of mumps were reported at the Temple University as of Monday, The news of the temple reports. According to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, there would have been 12 confirmed cases and 42 probable cases of "temple-related mumps", with 51 people living in Philadelphia and three people living in neighboring counties. Mumps, which can be prevented by vaccination, is a highly contagious virus that can cause swelling of the face, fever and body aches. The epidemic on the Temple campus was announced on February 28 and would be the first outbreak since "at least 14 years".

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