By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Penn State health officials is reporting that three cases of mumps have been confirmed on the University Park campus. The affected students have been isolated and student health is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to identify those who have been in close contact with the three confirmed cases.


Mumps is a highly infectious disease passed through saliva and respiratory secretions. Symptoms often include tender swollen glands below the ear or along the jawline on one or both sides of the face and neck, headache, fever and cold-like symptoms. People with mumps are considered infectious from two days before swelling begins through five days after the start of swelling. For most people, two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine provide adequate immunity to the infection.