By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

A warning letter concerning mumps cases on the Université libre de Bruxelles campus was issued last week.


No specific number of mumps cases are mentioned in the letter, just “several” cases.

Mumps is a contagious viral infection that is transmitted person to person through coughing, sneezing, or talking. The most common symptoms include low-grade fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen or tender salivary glands along the jaw or behind the ears.

While vaccination against the mumps is the best protection against the mumps infection, vaccinated individuals may still become infected.

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