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Published On: Sun, Oct 8th, 2017

Syracuse University: Mumps cases prompt cancellation of fall lacrosse events

Officials with Syracuse University announced Friday that its men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will not participate in fall season events due to a current mumps outbreak among players.

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Since the first mumps cases were confirmed in September, eight students have been diagnosed with mumps, including members of the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams.

“Our student-athletes’ safety, and the safety of all students, faculty and staff, remains our top priority,” said Director of Athletics John Wildhack. “After continued discussions, and with great counsel from the state and county, we are confident this is the right call.”

The men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will not participate in any organized activities for a minimum of three weeks. This will allow the Department of Athletics to employ necessary measures to help prevent the further spread of the disease.

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The University’s Office of Health Services continues to activate its strong response protocol. This includes isolating the potentially infected students, sanitizing all areas with which the students came in contact and notifying all people who may have interacted with the affected students.

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  1. Syracuse reports 50 confirmed and probable mumps cases - Outbreak News Today says:

    […] Syracuse University: Mumps cases prompt cancellation of fall lacrosse events […]

  2. Mumps cases rise in SU students - Outbreak News Today says:

    […] Last week it was announced that men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will not participate in fall season events due to a current mumps outbreak among players. However, the unveiling of the Roy Simmons Sr and Roy Simmons Jr statue scheduled for Saturday outside of the Ensley Athletic Center will go on. […]

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