Suspected case of mumps in Hudson Local Schools

Suspected case of mumps in Hudson Local Schools
A transmission electron micrograph of the mumps virus.(Photo Credit: Courtesy A. Harrison and F. A. Murphy
A transmission electron micrograph of the mumps virus.(Photo Credit: Courtesy A. Harrison and F. A. Murphy

HUDSON, OH (WOIO) - A suspected case of mumps has been found at East Woods School, in the Hudson School District.

One student may be infected and officials are waiting on test results. However, test results are often inconclusive.

The schools sent an alert to parents and posted an alert HERE

Mumps is a contagious viral disease, it's symptoms include a low-grade fever, swelling and tenderness of salivary glands, muscle aches and a headache.

You could start seeing symptoms 16 days after exposure. If you or your child sees these symptoms you should consult a doctor. Per Ohio law, mumps is a reportable disease to the local health department.

If you have any questions contact Summit County Public Health at (330) 375-2662 and ask for a communicable disease investigator.

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