Mumps confirmed at Cork college

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“CIT has this morning confirmed that reports of mumps within the college are correct. Students were emailed this morning about the contagious disease caused by a virus that passes from one person to another through saliva, nasal secretions and close personal contact. The news comes nearly a week after a case of rubella was identified at Apple’s Hollyhill campus, the first in over a decade …” (more)

[Niamh Aine Ryan, Cork Independent, 2 March]

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Warning for students after rise in cases of Mumps in UCC over last two weeks

Posted in Governance and administration on November 21st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Students are being warned about an outbreak of the Mumps in UCC in the last two weeks. UCC Student Health Services have alerted those attending the University that there has been a spike in both the Mumps and flu in recent weeks …” (more)

[Cormac O’Shea, CorkBeo, 20 November]

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Trinity warns of spike in number of mumps cases in College

Posted in Governance and administration on October 29th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The College Health Service has warned that there has been an increase in the number of cases of Mumps in Trinity. In an email sent to all staff and students, the health service director, Dr David McGrath said that there has been a ‘spike in cases’ across the college and advised that students take the necessary preventative measures. The College Health Service also expects to see more cases over the next few weeks due to the long incubation period of the virus …” (more)

[Patrick Coyle, Trinity News, 29 October]

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Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital

Posted in Governance and administration on October 25th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Warnings have been issued to university students in Dublin after the HSE confirmed that mumps cases have increased as students return to schools and colleges. Earlier this month, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), Ireland’s specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases, confirmed that the national mumps outbreak that started in 2018 is still ongoing …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 25 October]

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UL Student Health Centre issues advice to take against mumps and flu risks

Posted in Governance and administration on October 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Due to increased mumps activity on University of Limerick campus, the Student Health Centre has issued advice on Wednesday afternoon for students. In an email sent campus-wide, Clinical Nurse Manager Claire Kearns said that there has been a number of mumps cases on college campuses in Ireland and this is due to a possibility of a low uptake of the relevant vaccine in the 1990s …” (more)

[Kathleen O’Sullivan, Limerick Voice, 16 October]

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UL warns students of high number of mumps cases on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on September 30th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick is warning its students after a number of people have been diagnosed with mumps on campus. Mumps is a viral infection which in general terms presents with a swelling of one of the salivary glands or more in the neck …” (more)

[Niamh Delmer, Limerick Voice, 30 September]

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Why are university students catching mumps?

Posted in Governance and administration on March 31st, 2019 by steve

“Mumps – a contagious viral infection that causes swelling of the glands – has been in the news this week following a confirmed outbreak at two universities. A total of 223 suspected cases were reported, with 40 confirmed, across Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham …” (more)

[BBC News, 31 March]

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Mumps Outbreak among UL Students

Posted in Governance and administration on October 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A number of students in the University of Limerick (UL) have been diagnosed with mumps in recent days, according to a statement released on the Facebook page of UL Student Life …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 2 October]

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Ten UCC students get mumps in past week

Posted in Life on December 16th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“UCC students are being encouraged to avail of free MMR vaccinations given a recent outbreak of the mumps virus on campus …” (more)

[Audrey Ellard Walsh, Evening Echo, 15 December]

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Surge in mumps cases hits university students

Posted in Life on November 5th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“At least six outbreaks of mumps have been reported among university students so far this year, it was confirmed yesterday …” (more)

[Eilish O’Regan, Independent, 5 November]

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Arts student diagnosed with mumps

Posted in Life on December 5th, 2010 by steve

“Students are being urged to ensure they have had two doses of the MMR vaccine after a student in Arts was recently diagnosed with mumps. Fears of an outbreak are mounting that would be similar to the infection of a significant number of third-level students with the disease in 2007 …” (more)

[Amy Bracken, University Observer, 5 December]

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Nursing students unprotected against mumps outbreak

Posted in Life on March 24th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“A number of UCD nursing students, who were on a clinical work placement, have received late warnings to receive vaccinations to protect against a recent outbreak of mumps as the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems felt they were not at risk of infection. Fourth year students who were on placement since the beginning of January were not contacted as it was believed that they were not in risk of contracting the virus as they were not on attending classes on campus. A staff member from the School of Nursing explained that only ‘priority students’ were contacted about the outbreak as the majority of students had been on work placements. However, Director of the Student Health Service, Dr Sandra Tighe, stated that these students may still be at risk stating that ‘being on campus or not on campus is not the issue because [the virus] is in the community anyway’. The staff member didn’t acknowledge any mistake on the part of the School of Nursing …” (more)

[Áine Gilligan, University Observer, 24 March]

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Students warned about rise in mumps

Posted in Life on March 23rd, 2009 by steve

Ireland“More cases of mumps have been reported in the first ten weeks of this year than in all of last year, with 1,172 cases reported since January compared to 1,166 in all of 2008. The figures for the first ten weeks of 2009 contrast sharply with the same period last year, when fewer than 100 cases of mumps were reported. The Health Service Executive’s health protection surveillance centre has warned all young people, particularly second and third-level students, to make sure they are protected against mumps. Following the dramatic rise since the start of 2009, vaccination clinics have been set up at some third-level institutions. Some colleges are now also concerned about a measles outbreak …” (more)

[Michelle Devane and Nicola Cooke, Sunday Business Post, 22 March]

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