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Outbreak Of Mumps At Trinity And Blackrock College

Josh Crosbie
Josh Crosbie

12:08 9 Feb 2019


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Outbreak of mumps.

There has been an outbreak of mumps at both Trinity College and Blackrock College in Dublin

The highly contagious viral infection causes pain and swelling in the cheek and jaw, serious fatigue and fever.

University authorities have warned students with the symptoms to stay home.

 

Blackrock's clash with St Michael's in the Leinster Schools Cup quarter-finals has been put off.

The HSE has warned anyone who hasn't had both rounds of the MMR jab they are "quite likely" to get mumps.

In a letter to staff and students, Dr David McGrath - director of the college health service at Trinity College -  said: "I would recommend that all students check their childhood vaccination history with their family GP."

He added that anyone who develops symptoms "must stay away from college for five days after the swelling develops".


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