A mumps outbreak in Pennsylvania has reportedly spread to both Drexel University and multiple Montgomery County schools.
This comes after the outbreak had already been confirmed at Temple University. A graduate student at Drexel is believed to have contracted the disease. It is believed that in Montgomery County there are at least 20 cases of the viral disease.
Mumps can be easily spread among people in close quarters through kissing, the sharing of cups and fluids or competing in sports, according to the CDC. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite. Swelling in a person’s salivary glands causes puffy cheeks, a signature feature of the disease.