September 12, 2016 - 12:33pm

 

Dear Members of our Campus Community,

Earlier this morning, staff from SUNY Oswego’s Walker Health Center informed the administration of what we currently believe is an isolated case of the mumps on campus. Please be advised that we are taking all precautionary measures to be responsible to the entire campus population and have quarantined the individual student in advance of the student’s parents arriving tomorrow morning to bring the student home.

SUNY Oswego is working with the Oswego County Health Department on this matter and awaiting lab results. I will update the campus community as more information becomes available and I assure you that we will be closely monitoring this one case and the health of our entire campus over the next several days, weeks and throughout the semester. 

What is mumps? Mumps is a viral disease characterized by fever, headache, muscle weakness, stiff neck, loss of appetite, and swelling and tenderness of one or more of the salivary glands situated along the angle of the jaw and inside of the mouth. The virus is transmitted through direct contact with saliva and discharges from the nose and throat of infected people.

For more information, visit https://www.oswego.edu/mumps.