Possible Case Of Mumps Reported At Frisco High School

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FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – Collin County Health Care Services has reported a possible case of mumps at a Frisco High School.

Exposure may have happened on or around 11.18.2016 and 11.28.2016 – 11.30.2016, according to a note sent to parents.

The agency reminded parents that children vaccinated are at a very low risk of contracting the disease. However, it’s still possible to get mumps even if you have been vaccinated.

Mumps symptoms include swollen glands in front of and below the ear which may last two or more days. Other symptoms may include headache, low-grade fever, and earache. Children who develop the above symptoms should be evaluated by a health care provider.

Children and adults who are not immunized or have not completed the mumps vaccine series [two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) should start or continue getting the shots, according to the agency.

Anyone with questions about the mumps can contact the Collin County Health Care Services Epidemiology Department at 972.548.4707.

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