SEND YOUR KID TO HARVARD, ENSURE YOU WON’T HAVE GRANDCHILDREN? Harvard Mumps Outbreak Claims 40. “Before spring break, Harvard had isolated students with mumps at the Harvard Inn without notifying other residents—primarily visiting students—because of the University’s policy of protecting patient privacy. Once students were alerted that individuals with the virus were in the same building, they raised concerns over transparency in communication. Barreira said the increase in incidence of mumps on Harvard’s campus can be attributed to students taking inadequate precautions.”