GLASTONBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Glastonbury Public Schools announced Friday a high school student in their district has been diagnosed with Mumps.
The school district is warning parents and guardians that the Mumps is a contagious disease, and says caretakers should be on the lookout for Mumps symptoms in their children.
Mumps symptoms include:
- Puffy cheeks
- Tender, swollen jaw
- Muscle aches
- Loss of appetite
The Mumps can be spread through contact with saliva and those germs can be passed around through physical contact, coughing, sneezing, or talking.
Symptoms can appear between 12 and 25 days after being infected.
Anyone with questions or concerns are asked to contact their health care provider.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has more information about the Mumps here.