In an update on the mumps outbreak affecting Temple University and other areas in Philadelphia, Temple’s Student Health Services now report 16 Temple students have tested positive for mumps and 70 are listed as probable, since Feb. 28.
Twice next week, Temple Student and Employee Health Services (SHS) will offer walk-in clinics at which the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine will be available at no charge. No appointments are necessary. Upon presentation of a current OWLcard, all Temple students, faculty and staff are eligible for the MMR vaccine.
The clinics—offered in conjunction with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH)—will be held in Mitten Hall’s Great Court on Wednesday, March 27 and Friday, March 29 from
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
In addition, local media report new cases have been reported at Drexel University and Abington Senior High School.
Drexel Vice President Subir Sahu sent an email to students acknowledging that an off-campus graduate student apparently had the mumps. It is not clear if the case has been confirmed.
The Drexel Student Health Center published information for the community about mumps Friday, but did not discuss a case in a student.
In addition, suspected cases have been reported at Abington Senior High School in Montgomery County, the report states.
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