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