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.

Infographic aimed at college students depicting symptoms of mumps and steps they can take to protect themselves.

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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