University of Texas says 3rd student diagnosed with mumps

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 13, 2015 at 11:41 a.m.



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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas says three students have tested positive for mumps, and officials are trying to notify classmates and guests at a fraternity party one of them attended last weekend.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says mumps rarely occurs across the country, after decades of vaccinations — but still shows up in a few hundred cases annually.

Mumps is caused by a virus. Symptoms include a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, loss of appetite and swelling of salivary glands.

School officials notified students in a campus-wide email. School, state and Austin officials are attempting to notify anyone who may have been in contact with the latest student diagnosed, including classmates, teachers and guests of a Saturday party at the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house.

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