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The Tunkhannock Area School District has a diagnosed case of mumps, the superintendent announced Thursday.

Exposure to students is believed to be limited, and the diagnosis was made over the holiday break, Superintendent Heather McPherson said in a statement on the district’s website.

The district worked with the state Department of Health, according to the announcement.

Mumps symptoms include swollen salivary glands, fever, headache and muscle aches, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There were 3,252 reported mumps infections in the continental United States from Jan. 1 through Dec. 6, according to the CDC.




Mumps can be serious, but most people make
full recoveries within
two weeks, according to
the CDC.