Campus mumps outbreak declared over

The mumps outbreak which infected approimately 29 UC Berkeley students last semester appears to be officially over. In a statement released by the city of Berkeley Monday, city Public Health Officer Janet Berreman said it has been more than three months — more than two incubation periods — since the
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Number of confirmed campus mumps cases rises to 15

Over 750 people attended UC Berkeley University Health Services’ second mumps vaccination clinic Tuesday in light of the mumps outbreak that emerged on campus in the last two weeks. Unlike the first vaccination clinic held Thursday, which prompted more than 900 students, faculty and staff to wait in line for over
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Campus mumps outbreak grows to over 40 suspected and confirmed cases

The California Department of Public Health confirmed Monday that the mumps outbreak at UC Berkeley — which has grown to 44 suspected and confirmed cases — began when a UC Berkeley student contracted the virus in Great Britain. Department spokesperson Matt Conens said in an email Monday that laboratory-confirmed cases of
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UC Berkeley mumps outbreak spreads to 27

A mumps outbreak among the UC Berkeley community has increased to 27 suspected and confirmed cases, state officials said Friday. According to Ralph Montano, spokesperson for the California Department of Public Health, seven cases of the mumps have been confirmed at UC Berkeley. There are now 20 suspected cases of
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Mumps outbreak prompts hundreds to get vaccine

In light of the recent mumps outbreak, hundreds of students and faculty braved intermittent rain Thursday to wait for a vaccine that immunizes against mumps, measles and rubella. At least 900 students, faculty and staff — who waited in line for an hour — were vaccinated Thursday, according to Kim
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