Case of mumps confirmed at Framingham State University

FRAMINGHAM, MA (WHDH) - A student at Framingham State University has tested positive for mumps, the school confirmed Tuesday.

The school said the student was kept in isolation for five days after being seen by school’s Health Center. The student had also received the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The Department of Public Health said while the MMR vaccine is 88 percent effective in preventing the mumps, some can still get the disease.

The school said the immunization records of the roommates of the affected student, as well as students in the student’s classes.

Symptoms of the mumps include swelling of the saliva glands, headache, fever, stiff neck and loss of appetite. Mumps can be spread through the air and the sharing of drinks and eating utensils.

Anyone with symptoms is asked to notify FSU’s Health Center as soon as possible.

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