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Probable case of mumps diagnosed in Guilderland

January 19, 2018 04:34 PM

GUILDERLAND - There's a probable case of the mumps at an elementary school.

A letter to parents says this involves a student who goes to Lynnwood Elementary School in Guilderland.

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The district is working with the state Department of Health to keep the disease from spreading.

The best prevention for mumps is to have your children vaccinated with MMR, the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

Mumps is contagious and can be passed from one person to another through an infected person's cough or sneeze. If you notice symptoms like fever, headache, fatigue or swollen glands in your children, get them to a doctor right away.

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