2nd Marquette University student infected with mumps
MILWAUKEE- A second confirmed cases of mumps has infected a student at Marquette University.
The City of Milwaukee's Health Department said the student appears to be linked to an earlier case of the mumps identified in another Marquette University student earlier this month.
The Milwaukee Health Department is working with the Marquette University Student Health Service on a follow-up investigation.
Mumps is a viral respiratory disease that is transmitted by airborne droplets, including through sneezing and coughing. People with mumps can be contagious before they have any symptoms, as well as during the time that they have symptoms.
Symptoms include fever, headache and muscle pain followed by swelling of the salivary glands around the cheek and jaw area. Vaccination with two doses of Mumps-Measles-Rubella (MMR) vaccine is the best way to prevent mumps infection.
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