- In the past month, at least a dozen cases of mumps have been reported among Loyola University Maryland students.
- Officials at the university are attempting to keep the outbreak under control by alerting the campus community to the virus' symptoms, as recent outbreaks have spread quickly across other college campuses.
- The confirmed and suspected mumps infections were found in undergraduate students in multiple class years living on and off of the school's North Baltimore campus, and city and state health officials are investigating potential links between the students.
From the article:
... New cases have continued to crop up as university officials moved to warn the wider campus population of the risk, urging them to seek medical attention if they exhibit symptoms, which often include swollen salivary glands and fever.
Isolation is key to stopping the spread of the virus, which can't be treated with antibiotics. Patients are usually told to rest, drink plenty of fluids and take over-the-counter pain relievers or use warm or cold packs for swelling. ...