Mumps cases discovered at University of Albany

Three students at the University at Albany, State University of New York, have been diagnosed with the mumps, according to a report from Spectrum News.

All three students are receiving treatment off campus and will remain isolated until they are no longer contagious. University officials and local health officials will conduct a vaccine clinic on campus to entice students who have not yet been vaccinated against the mumps to do so, according to the report.

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The mumps are best known for painful, swollen salivary glands. It is a highly communicable disease spread by person-to-person contact and is often accompanied by symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite.

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