Mumps making the rounds on college campuses in Maine and New Hampshire

Why are college students at risk for mumps? How is it spread? What are the symptoms? I provide some answers on the WCSH6 Morning Report.

Many thanks to Dr. Lisa Ryan for consulting with me on the topic. She’s Chief of the Pediatrics Division at the Dr. Harry E. Davis Pediatric Center (Mercy Hospital in Portland, ME.)

Click on the image below to watch the video.

Screen shot Diane Atwood/Catching Health on WCSH 6 Morning Report

What about you? Have you had the mumps before? Have you or your children been vaccinated?

Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. Now she writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.