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Case of mumps confirmed in Erie County high school student

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 14:35:05-05

CASTALIA, Ohio — The Erie County Health Department is handling a case of mumps identified in a student at an Erie County high school, according to the school district.

The case was reported in a student at Margaretta High School in Castalia, Ohio.

The student had received both of the required measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines, the school confirmed.

Mumps is a highly contagious viral disease that causes fever, headache, and swelling of the salivary glands.

Dennis Mock, the superintendent of the Margaretta School District, said that the school has been working with the Erie County Health Department and has been working to disinfect the school.

Symptoms of mumps typically appear 16 to 18 days after infection, but this period can range from 12to 25 days after infection, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information on mumps, click here.