Confirmed Case of Mumps

Please be aware that there is a confirmed case of Mumps in school. We advise that you read the information from the NHS to inform yourself regarding this @ https:/www.nhs.uk/conditions/mumps/

 

The symptoms of mumps usually develop 14 to 25 days after becoming infected with the mumps virus. Swelling of the parotid glands is the most common symptom of mumps. They're located in either side of your face, just below your ears. The swelling can cause pain, tenderness and difficulty with swallowing.

More general symptoms often develop a few days before the parotid glands swell. These can include:

·         headache

·         joint pain

·         feeling sick

·         dry mouth

·         mild abdominal pain

·         feeling tired

·         loss of appetite

·         a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F), or above

 

It is important that if you suspect Mumps that it is confirmed by your GP and you keep your child away from school for 5 days after the swelling appears.

 
I hope this gives you the information you need, but if you have any concerns for either your child(ren) or yourself, please contact your doctor.

 

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