Health officials clarify 13 SU mumps cases confirmed, more suspected

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Health officials said on Wednesday that 13 cases of the mumps had been confirmed among Syracuse University students, but that five more students probably had the mumps, and 10 more cases were suspected.

On Tuesday, the school indicated that all of the students who’d been diagnosed with the mumps had been vaccinated.

Only five students at the school had religious or health waivers – and 99 percent of the students at SU have been vaccinated.

Among those diagnosed with the mumps were athletes on both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams.

For more information on the mumps, visit the Centers for Disease Control’s website.

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