At least 10 diagnosed with mumps at Temple University

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By Shamard Charles, M.D.

Health officials say at least 10 cases of mumps have been confirmed at Temple University, the most cases in the city since 2011. Another 6 cases are also suspected and one additional case is being investigated, said Ray Betzner, a Temple University spokesperson.

The Department of Public Health for Philadelphia said Thursday the effectiveness of the mumps vaccination tends to wane over time so it’s not necessarily a case of unvaccinated people.