Trinity hit by mumps outbreak

Dublin’s Trinity College has reportedly become the latest third-level institution to be affected by a countrywide outbreak of mumps.

Dublin’s Trinity College has reportedly become the latest third-level institution to be affected by a countrywide outbreak of mumps.

Reports this morning said the number of students affected by the virus was not disclosed, but the Eastern Regional Health Authority was offering the MMR vaccine to anyone at the college who had not already received it.

The ERHA has received reports of 64 mumps cases so far this year, compared to 20 for the whole of last year.

Outbreaks of the virus have also been reported at St Patrick’s College in Maynooth, as well as at other third-level institutions in Athlone, Letterkenny and Galway.

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