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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont and St. Michael’s College are taking steps to stop the possible spread of mumps on campus.

UVM said in a letter sent out to students and staff members the university health lab is waiting for results on five possible mumps cases involving undergraduate students. WCAX-TV reports three cases of mumps have already been confirmed at St. Michael’s College.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mumps is a viral disease typically marked by fever, muscle aches and tiredness. It is best known for swollen salivary glands that show up as puffy cheeks and a swollen jaw.

The schools are asking students who display possible symptoms of the virus to visit student health services.


Information from: WCAX-TV,