Thursday, April 28, 2016

Vaccinated Harvard Students getting Mumps

Tags Mumps, Health, Harvard, Vaccinations
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(NaturalNews) In case you hadn't heard, there is something going on at the Harvard University campus that isn't supposed to happen: There is a widening outbreak of mumps, and all the students who have contracted the disease thus far had already been vaccinated for the disease.

As reported by CNN, the most recent mumps outbreak began with a whimper in February, after two students were confirmed to have developed the disease. But within a few weeks, the number grew to 16, then 30, and now there are about 40 students with confirmed cases of mumps.

Dr. Paul J. Barreira, director of the Massachusetts university's health services, told the student newspaper that the rise in cases is disconcerting.

"I'm actually more concerned now than I was during any time of the outbreak," Barreira told The Harvard Crimson. "I'm desperate to get students to take seriously that they shouldn't be infecting one another."