Temple University on alert after positive mumps test result among students



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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –

Students, faculty, and Temple University staff have been notified of mumps cases on campus.

Student Health Services says four Temple students tested positive for the highly infectious virus.

Friday was the last day before spring break and some Temple students were worried.

"Yes, I'm a little worried because it means people do not get vaccinated," said Caroline Gugel, a student.

Students say that in addition to studying and succeeding in their studies, they must be afraid to contract the disease.

The university informed the students with a release on Thursday.

The symptoms resemble those of the flu and often include swollen glands below the ear and along the jaw.

He then gave ways to prevent the disease from spreading:

-Get the two-dose series of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
-Avoid sharing food and drinks
– Stay isolated if you're sick

The University also indicates that mumps symptoms usually appear 16 to 18 days after exposure.

There is no cure. It usually disappears in about two weeks.
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