Vermont Colleges Prepare For Possible Mumps Outbreak

Feb 13, 2018

The University of Vermont and St. Michael's College are taking steps to stop the possible spread of mumps on the campuses.

UVM said in a letter sent out to students and staff members the university health lab is waiting for results on five possible mumps cases involving undergraduate students. WCAX-TV reports three cases of mumps have already been confirmed at St. Michael's College.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mumps is a viral disease typically marked by fever, muscle aches and tiredness. It is best known for swollen salivary glands that show up as puffy cheeks and a swollen jaw.

The schools are asking students who display possible symptoms of the virus to visit student health services.

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