College Update: 18 Total Cases of Mumps

According to an update from the College of Charleston, as of Thursday Oct. 31 there are 18 confirmed cases of Mumps on campus; seven of which have been diagnosed and confirmed in the past week. As of right now “the vast majority of these cases are no longer infectious,” according to the update released by the College.

The College asks that students closely watch for symptoms if exposed to anyone that has been diagnosed or has recently displayed symptoms of Mumps.

Regardless of rumors, the College remains open and will not close campus or cancel classes under any circumstances no matter the number of cases in this outbreak.

Please take additional caution in who you expose yourself to and the activities you engage in that could result in displaying symptoms of Mumps.

If students have not already been vaccinated,  the College strongly suggests they go to a pharmacy, urgent care or local health care provider for the MMR vaccination. Although it can not prevent contracting Mumps if already exposed, it will help in the event of future exposure.

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