Mumps Case Confirmed at Boston University

School officials have confirmed a case of mumps at Boston University.

About 30 students were asked to verify their immunization records. Those without proper immunization were advised to be checked out.

"We encourage all residents to check their vaccination records to confirm that they are up-to-date on all vaccinations, but especially the MMR vaccination, which protects against mumps infection," the Boston Public Health Commission said in a statement. "The most common symptoms of mumps infection are a low-grade fever, headache, muscle pain and swelling in the salivary glands. The mumps virus is found in saliva and other mouth and nose secretions and is usually spread through close contact with a person who is sick with mumps."

The student who is suffering from the illness should no longer be contagious within a few days, according to the school.

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