Two Upstate Campuses "Mumps" Scare

Students being warned/tested

Patrick Gentry
December 05, 2018 - 1:17 pm

DHEC announced Tuesday they learned last week of a confirmed case of the mumps involving a student at both Clemson University and Tri-County Technical College.

DHEC said anyone who resided in or visited wither campus between Nov. 21st and Nov. 29th may have been exposed to mumps.

People who have been vaccinated with measles-bumps-rubella vaccine have a lower risk of infection but should be aware of the signs and symptoms because even fully vaccinated people can get the disease.

Mumps is spread through saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose or throat, most often by coughing sneezing talking, or kissing. Sharing items such as drinks, cigarettes, or eating utensils can also spread the disease.

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