Mumps Outbreak In Onondaga County

There's been an outbreak of the mumps in Onondaga County. The county health department has confirmed five cases of mumps over the past few days. 

Four of the cases are students from a local university and one is a high school student. Parents and students at both locations have been sent alerts to watch out for symptoms. Mumps is a serious contagious disease passed through saliva and respiratory secretions. County health officials say the mumps vaccine is not 100 percent effective.

Doctors around the county heave now been alerted to be on the lookout for symptoms, which can include fever, muscle aches, loss of appetite and swollen glands.

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