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November 19, 2004

Mumps…

So, after the rising number of cases of mumps around the country, helpful suggestions from my mother and the fact a friend of a friend has mumps, I decided to get myself registered at a Leamington doctors and have the free injection.

The nurse told me theres 160 cases of it at Warwick, and that the uni is setting up a programme for vaccination. It seems rather slow off the mark though since a lot of other universities around the UK have been vacinating for a while now.

In any case, I've had it now – apparently i may get a fever or rash within the next twelve days… nice…

bq. Published: 02 November 2004
Mumps hits university campuses
Universities are setting up mass vaccination programmes and writing to students advising them to have the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab as an epidemic of mumps threatens to sweep campuses across the country. Almost 3,000 students and young people could be infected with mumps by the end of the year if trends continue. This compares with only ten in 1996. Oxford, Manchester, Leeds, Kent, Nottingham and Birmingham are among those following the advice of local public health agencies in taking steps to protect students.
Daily Telegraph

Link to Guardian Article


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