By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Student Health at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNC Greensboro) have reported a confirmed mumps case in the UNC Greensboro community.
Any individual who was determined to be a close contact through their investigation has already been contacted and no mass immunization clinics are planned.
Symptoms of mumps include: low grade fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite and swollen/tender salivary glands along the jaw or behind the ears.
The incubation period for this confirmed case is from 1/13/2020 to 2/6/2020. Students who develop mumps symptoms during this time are asked to contact Student Health Services.
Officials give the following tips to avoid getting mumps:
- wash hands frequently and efficiently
- cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
- avoid sharing food and drinks
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