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Second Confirmed Case Of Mumps Found At Lewis University

December 11, 2018 - 9:31 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Public health officials said there’s been another confirmed case and several probable cases of mumps at Lewis University in southwest suburban Romeoville.  

According to the Will County Health Department, the number of confirmed cases of mumps at Lewis University has risen to two while there are still 10 probable cases. 

University senior vice-president Joe Falese said about 300 students, faculty and staff have been immunized since last Thursday. He also said immunization records are being collected for everyone on campus.

Falese said the university has been trying to "maintain the essential elements of the academic experience for our  students while at the same time focusing on public health."

Students are wrapping up their fall session this week with final exams. Then, everyone will be off for a month.