Cases of mumps on campus
A few cases of mumps have recently been reported in the student community. Mumps is a viral infection best known for puffy cheeks. There's no cure for mumps but the infection should pass within one or two weeks.
As the colder weather draws in, please take care of yourselves and look out for students and colleagues.
- If you are concerned that a student or colleague may have mumps, please encourage them to contact their respective Programme Office or to read the online NHS guidance.
- If you are feeling unwell, particularly with a sore throat, please see your GP and take plenty of rest.
- Mumps is contagious and guidance from Public Health England advises “that students and staff with mumps should not attend work or college until five days after the onset of swelling”.
- Whilst any infection that can cause a fever is not good for pregnant women, mumps is not known to cause congenital problems.
- The MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine protects against mumps – your GP will be able to advise if you need a booster.
For more guidance, please read Public Health England’s letter to LBS or contact your HR representative.