Temple University mumps outbreak now up to 99

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The number of suspected mumps outbreaks at Temple University has increased to 99 cases. 

According to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 16 cases are confirmed and 83 are probable cases. 95 cases are in Philadelphia while four are from the surrounding area. 

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Temple officials said in a release that anyone with symptoms that include fever, headache, pain in the jaw area, weakness and/or fatigue should see a doctor.

Those who think they may be infected should stay away from people for at least five days.

Temple University has published a website with more information on how to protect yourself.  

Students, faculty and staff can also receive a free vaccine with a Valid OWLcard. For more information, click here.

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