University Clinic implements wall-to-wall disinfection to fight mumps

March 6, 2018

 

The University Clinic conducted a wall-to-wall disinfection in the Ocampo Building to fight mumps, with the help of the faculty and staff of the Elementary Department and the Administrative Office Housekeeping Unit last February 28.

Afternoon classes in the elementary level were suspended to give way for the disinfection.

As of today, in all levels, the Clinic has confirmed 30 cases of students afflicted with mumps, two with sore eyes and two with chicken pox.

The Clinic remarked that though disinfection had been conducted, they still expect that the cases would increase since the virus has an average of 14- to- 25- day incubation period.

Mumps is a highly contagious viral infection which usually causes the swelling of parotid glands. Initial symptoms are non-specific which varies from low-grade fever, headache, muscle pains, and loss of appetite. If not treated, serious health complications may arise such as meningitis, encephalitis, deafness, and orchitis.

It can be spread in the same manner as colds and flu. There is no specific treatment for mumps.

The Clinic recommended that parents review their children’s vaccination history.

The Clinic added that nothing beats proper hand washing in preventing the spread of diseases. ###