Health Alert

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Posted: December 5, 2019


Last week, we had another student present to Student Health Services with symptoms that were concerning for mumps. That individual was isolated for the recommended timeframe and testing was performed that was negative. There are currently no students in isolation.

Our number of confirmed cases of mumps remains at 1.

The Guilford County Department of Public Health has determined that we are out of the incubation period of our confirmed case but will continue to monitor students for possible new cases.

Students exhibiting signs or symptoms consistent with mumps should schedule an appointment with Student Health Services by calling 336-334-5340.

As we move into the final weeks of the semester, to prevent spread of ALL infections:
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
• Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
o Use your upper sleeve, not your hand.
• Avoid sharing food, drinks, utensils, cigarettes or vaping devices.
• Disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, counters, tables.
For more information about mumps: CDC Website


MUMPS NOTICE
Posted: November 12, 2019


At this time, our confirmed number of mumps cases remains at 1. We have had 2 additional cases that were suspicious for mumps that were placed in isolation for the timeframe recommended by Guilford County Department of Public Health. Their initial testing has been negative. There are currently no students in isolation.

It is possible that we may see additional cases due to the longer incubation period of the virus.

Students exhibiting signs or symptoms consistent with mumps should either schedule an appointment with Student Health Services or, by calling 336-334-5340 (limited online appointments are available) or visit your primary care physician.

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For additional information about mumps: CDC Website
SYMPTOMS INCLUDE
  • ✱Low grade fever
  • ✱headache
  • ✱muscle aches
  • ✱tiredness
  • ✱loss of appetite
  • ✱swollen/tender salivary glands along the jaw or behind the ears
PREVENT MUMPS
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To prevent further spread of infections:
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.


Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing; use your upper sleeve, not your hand.


Avoid sharing food, drinks and items such as utensils, cigarettes or vaping devices.


Avoid participating in activities that may result in saliva exposure.