Mumps has been in the news with 2 cases in neighboring counties (Mecklenburg and Iredell) and 5-6 under investigation. Vaccination for mumps is usually done during childhood, and Winthrop students are required to show proof of immunization or immunity. Mumps begins like other viral illnesses with headache, low-grade fever, body aches, loss of appetite and then may lead to swelling of the salivary glands, or parotid glands, below the ears. The CDC link to information of Mumps: http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/index.html
If you have these concerns, please contact a nurse in Health Services at 803/323-2206
Zika Virus is a viral illness that is spread through the bite of mosquitos. There has been information on the news and if you are traveling you need to be aware of the recommendations and travel notices. The CDC recommendations and guidelines can be found at the following sites. To date, The CDC recommends that pregnant women should consider postponing travel to areas that have Zika virus. Some countries are suggesting that women avoid becoming pregnant if they have been exposed.
Any eligible student can call 803/323-2206 during our regular office hours, and one of our Registered Nurses will return your call and discuss your symptoms. They will be able to offer appropriate medical advice over the phone or schedule you an appointment to see one of our providers.
If you are not currently covered by a health insurance policy and you live in South Carolina, you can use this website, HealthCare.gov to
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