- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The University of San Diego is planning two on-campus vaccination clinics after five students were diagnosed with mumps.

The Union-Tribune newspaper reported Monday (https://bit.ly/1WnKNo4 ) that cases of the highly-contagious virus were reported in the past few days.

Mumps spreads through coughing, sneezing or close contact.

The newspaper says four of the infected students had been vaccinated with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, which is recommended at age 12 to 15 months and often followed up with subsequent booster shot.

County health officials will offer a third booster shot to all USD undergraduates at a pair of clinics this week.

There is no treatment for mumps, but most cases clear up in a few days. Jaw pain, fever, headache and earache are common symptoms.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com


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