PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Officials say there are now 23 confirmed mumps cases in Philadelphia and surrounding counties linked to the Temple University outbreak. The mumps outbreak spread to Montgomery County after Temple issued a warning when students tested positive for the highly contagious disease.READ MORE: Jalen Hurts, Eagles No Match For Cowboys In 41-21 Loss In Dallas Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
Symptoms often appear 16 to 18 days after exposure.
To take precautions against the mumps, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, wash your hands frequently and efficiently, avoid sharing food and drinks, and stay home from school or work.MORE NEWS: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
Officials continue to monitor the situation.