Harvard mumps outbreak persists: 40 cases confirmed

As of Monday, Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., encountered 40 confirmed cases of the mumps. Campus officials are urging students to take caution, according to The Crimson.

The university health services announced two confirmed cases of the contagious disease on March 1. As the disease continued to spread, university health officials attempted to isolate infected students. Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira, MD, thinks the continued outbreak is attributable to students taking inadequate precautions.

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

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