Possible mumps case at Evanston High School

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Health officials issued a warning after a possible case of the mumps was reported at Evanston High School.

A letter went home describing the symptoms of the mumps virus and asked parents to make sure students are up-to-date on vaccinations.

The mumps can include a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches and swelling of the salivary glands.

It’s usually spread through coughing or sneezing.

Most children receive a mumps vaccine around their first birthday and another dose by age six.

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