According to a post from Ann C. Bracken, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Clinical Medical Services, Dartmouth College Health Service, a student has been confirmed with mumps.

Mumps virus/CDC
Mumps virus/CDC

The infected student is in isolation on campus and is receiving medical attention.

Student health advise those with concerns personal exposure risk or clinical symptoms contact the College health service, Dick’s House, for advice and to make an appointment.

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, followed by swollen salivary glands. Dartmouth students are required to have the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to register for classes, with the exception of students who have a religious, philosophical, or medical exemption for this vaccine.

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