Mumps

Student at William and Mary contracted mumps

There has been a case of reported mumps at the College of William and Mary.

The announcement was sent out in an email by Virginia Wells, director of the student health center at William and Mary, and Virginia Ambler, vice president of student affairs, on April 24. The email said the Peninsula Health District identified a case of mumps, and the student has since been isolated. Larry Hill, a spokesman for the Peninsula Health District, said they are working with the college on this case.

Mumps is a viral disease spread through the air and saliva. This means mumps can be spread through sneezing, coughing, sharing cups, cigarette or eating utensils.

Wells said in her email...

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