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Confirmed case of mumps in local school



The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a confirmed case of mumps at York High School. The child fell ill on March 9th. Anyone who was at York High School from March 6th to March 8th or at the Unified basketball game at Massabesic High School on March 7th may have been exposed. The officials stated that the child was not vaccinated and contracted mumps while traveling outside the country. "Mumps can be prevented by vaccination. Individuals should review their medical records and make sure they are up to date on all vaccines including the MMR vaccine, which protects against mumps," said Dr. Siiri Bennett, state epidemiologist. Mumps is highly contagious, but officials said the general public, including the York community, has a low risk of having mumps from this case. Symptoms usually appear 1

6 to 18 days after infection, according to the Maine CDC. Symptoms include fever, headache and swollen salivary glands. Anyone who has symptoms should contact their doctor.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a confirmed case of mumps at York High School.

The child fell ill on 9 March. Anyone who was at York High School from March 6th to March 8th or at the unified basketball game at the Massabesic High School on March 7th may have been exposed.

Officials said the child was not vaccinated and contracted mumps while traveling out of the country.

"Mumps can be prevented by vaccination. Individuals should review their medical records and make sure they are up to date on all vaccines including the MMR vaccine, which protects against mumps," said Dr. Siiri Bennett, state epidemiologist.

Mumps is highly contagious, but officials said the general public, including the York community, has a low risk of getting mumps from this case.

Symptoms usually appear 16 to 18 days after infection, according to the Maine CDC. Symptoms include fever, headache and swollen salivary glands. Anyone who has symptoms should contact their doctor.


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