CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The University of Cincinnati is warning students, faculty, and staff members about an outbreak of the mumps.
Executive Director of University Health Services Kim L. Miller posted a letter to all UC students, faculty, and staff Tuesday.
Miller says two cases have been confirmed so far and one case is suspected on UC's West Campus in the last two weeks.
Most people have received the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, also known as MMR, the university says, but some vaccinated people can still get the mumps.
UC says they are working with the Cincinnati Health Department to implement practices to manage the current cases and prevent the spread of infection.
Symptoms of the mumps according to UC may include fever, headache, fatigue, and swollen, tender salivary glands under the ears, jaw, or cheeks.
UC also says symptoms usually appear about two to four weeks after exposure and those infected recover after a few weeks.
Miller's letter says mumps spread like other viruses through saliva or mucous from the mouth, nose, or throat. That means coughing, sneezing, sharing cups, intimate contact, and touching surfaces with unwashed hands can all spread the infection.
UC posted a fact sheet for anyone with questions about the mumps on the University Health Services website.