Friday, April 14, 2006

Mumps in Southern IL

From the Southern Illinoisian:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale officials say they’ve sent home three students this week with the mumps, the first cases the campus has seen in more than 20 years.

Medical personnel with SIUC Student Health Programs said they have had one confirmed and two probable cases since Monday. The confirmed mumps case involved a student living off campus, but the latter two resided in campus residence halls, Mae Smith and Allen.

Meanwhile, the Jackson County Health Department reports there are currently seven possible local mumps cases, part of the 46 total cases said to be in Illinois, according to state health officials.


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