Confirmed case of mumps in local school

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a confirmed case of the mumps at York High School. The child became ill March 9. Anyone who was at York High School from March 6 to March 8 or at the Unified basketball game at Massabesic High School on March 7 may have been exposed.Officials said the child was unvaccinated and contracted mumps while traveling outside the country. “Mumps can be prevented through vaccination. Individuals should review their medical records and ensure they are up to date on all vaccines including the MMR vaccine, which protects against mumps,” said Dr. Siiri Bennett, state epidemiologist. Mumps is highly contagious but officials said the general public, including the York community, has low risk of getting mumps from this case. Symptoms usually appear 16 to 18 days after infection, according to the Maine CDC. Symptoms include fever, headache and swelling of the salivary glands. Anyone with symptoms should contact their doctor.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a confirmed case of the mumps at York High School.

The child became ill March 9. Anyone who was at York High School from March 6 to March 8 or at the Unified basketball game at Massabesic High School on March 7 may have been exposed.

Officials said the child was unvaccinated and contracted mumps while traveling outside the country.

“Mumps can be prevented through vaccination. Individuals should review their medical records and ensure they are up to date on all vaccines including the MMR vaccine, which protects against mumps,” said Dr. Siiri Bennett, state epidemiologist.

Mumps is highly contagious but officials said the general public, including the York community, has low risk of getting mumps from this case.

Symptoms usually appear 16 to 18 days after infection, according to the Maine CDC. Symptoms include fever, headache and swelling of the salivary glands. Anyone with symptoms should contact their doctor.