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GISD information regarding Mumps

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads easily through coughing and sneezing. Mumps can spread before swollen glands appear and for 5 days afterwards.

Symptoms can include fever and swelling and tenderness over the one or more salivary glands near the ear.  Please contact your health care provider if you have any questions or concerns. If your child has not been vaccinated against the mumps, it is very important that you contact your health care provider for further instructions. Learn more about Mumps...

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