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Tigard middle school student diagnosed with mumps

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TIGARD, OR (KPTV) -

There are now nine confirmed cases of the mumps in Washington, and now a case has been reported in Tigard at Twality Middle School.

A letter was sent out to parents and students of Twality Middle School on Wednesday notifying them that a student has been diagnosed with mumps.

Staff and students may have been exposed during the week of November 13 and should watch for symptoms over the next couple of weeks.

Mumps is a viral illness that causes swelling in the salivary glands. The most common symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen and tender salivary glands on one or both sides.

The school district is asking parents and students to watch for symptoms for the next few weeks. They say vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps.

If symptoms develop, call your health care provider to arrange to be seen without exposing others in the medical office.

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