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Terrace school notified after two cases of the mumps diagnosed

Northern Health has notified staff and parents of a Terrace high school along with local doctors after two confirmed cases of the mumps in the community.

Northwest Medical Health Officer Dr. Raina Fumerton says one student at Caledonia Senior Secondary was diagnosed with the viral infection along with a secondary case.  Fumerton says the two cases are linked, but the second person was not connected with the high school.

The most common symptoms of the mumps are fever and swelling of the salivary glands under the chin and around the neck.

Fumerton says both affected people did receive the mumps vaccine, but it’s not always 100% effective.

Fumerton says Northern Health will know for sure that it has contained the virus and stopped the spread by mid May.

 

 

 

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