Fordham University students sent home, quarantined after mumps outbreak at school

Several Fordham University students have been sent home or quarantined after a mumps outbreak. In an email to the students, the university's health services says

An email to the students warned them of the outbreak.

An email to the students warned them of the outbreak. (2/20/14)

THE BRONX - Several Fordham University students have been sent home or quarantined after a mumps outbreak.

In an email to the students, the university's health services says at least 10 students were infected in January and February.

Some Fordham students told News 12 that they are worried about the illness spreading.

Dr. David Listman, from St. Barnabas, says a mumps vaccination does not make people immune to the ailment. He also says that it is a self-resolving illness, meaning it will get better on its own over a few days.

The mumps spreads by contact with respiratory secretions such as saliva. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches and tender salivary glands under the ears or jaw.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Bronx Sportscast, Jan. 23
Con Edison has offered a few tips you 2 Con Ed offers storm safety tips
Two children were struck by a school bus 3 School bus hits 2 children in Mott Haven
VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 4 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Jenny Gutierrez, Hector Quezada and Joel Hernandez were 5 Suspects in fatal restaurant beating appear in court

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

University health officials say eight cases have been Mumps outbreak reported at Fordham

More than a dozen students are stricken with the mumps in an outbreak at Fordham

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE