Suspected mumps case at Springboro High School near Dayton

Charles Goodman
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 file photo, a pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Calif. In 2014, only 21 states posted vaccination rates for individual schools, school districts, counties or areas of the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been quietly prodding more states to make the information available. On Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, the CDC's Dr. Anne Schuchat made the push more public during a news conference. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WDTN) – The Springboro school district is looking into what the Warren County Health Department says is a single case of suspected mumps.

The school district sent a message to parents Wednesday morning explaining the situation. The message says if your child has been vaccinated the risk of them contracting the virus is very low, but parents should still be aware of the symptoms. They say you can still get mumps even if you have been vaccinated.

Mumps virus (Courtesy A. Harrison and F. A. Murph)
Mumps virus (Courtesy A. Harrison and F. A. Murph)

The school message says the symptoms include swollen glands in front of and below the ear which may last for two or more days.

The person suspected of having the mumps is being tested. Results are expected in about three days.

According to the Center for Disease Control, Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads through saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat. An infected person can spread the virus by coughing, sneezing, or talking. It can also be spread by an infected person touching items with unwashed hands that are then handled by another person.

Mumps likely spreads before the salivary glands begin to swell and up to five days after swelling begins.

You can read more about the Mumps here.

The Warren County Health Department says no one else is currently at risk.

NBC4i.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s