Mumps outbreak reported at DC college campuses


Sarah Larimer-Washington Post

Three colleges in the DC area have reported cases of mumps, a contagious disease spread easily through saliva or coughing/sneezing. Currently, there are four reported cases at Catholic University, two confirmed cases at Georgetown University, and two confirmed cases at American University. Outside of the confirmed cases, each university also has multiple suspected cases of mumps. Officials believe the outbreak across the three separate campuses are connected, but are still investigating. Infected students have been asked by their respective schools to remove themselves from their classes for a five-day period to limit exposure of the virus. Outside of the DC area, Virginia and New York have also seen mumps cases this school year, at the University of Virginia and Syracuse University respectively.

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