According to an update from the College of Charleston’s President Andrew Hsu, the College has now confirmed 43 cases of mumps on campus since the first outbreak in late Sept.
Although most of these cases are no longer contagious, it is important that all students take measures to prevent further spread of the disease. The College wants to ensure everyone that classes will not be cancelled and school will not be shut down, no matter how many cases of mumps are confirmed.
The College is taking multiple measures to treat and prevent the spread of mumps on campus.
The South Carolina Department of Health and the CDC are “now recommending an additional dose of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine especially for students involved in fraternity and sorority activities, due to known risks factors inherent in this population.”
Vaccination clinics will be held this week to offer mumps vaccinations for students in fraternities and sororities and also to all students.
More information about these clinics to come.