By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
In a follow-up on the mumps outbreak affecting Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) students, Belgium newsource, RTL Info reports (computer translated) the outbreak on the Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe campus in Brussels has affected several dozen people in recent weeks.
On campus, students have heard about mumps cases, but are not worried. (translated:) ” I have never had but I am vaccinated, so normally I am protected, ” says a young student. ” I am vaccinated but I have no idea of the symptoms in fact, I do not even know what it does, ” says a student. ” I was not reached myself, but my conference yes, I heard it could lead to some sterility, so do not take it lightly, ” says another.
The measles, rubella and mumps vaccine is not mandatory, but strongly recommended: with a first injection at 12 months and a booster at 12 years, the report notes.