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Health advisory: Mumps

Residence students are advised to take precautions regarding the recent cases of mumps that have been reported in some provinces across Canada.

The main symptom of mumps is painful swelling in the cheeks and neck. Symptoms can also include: fever; headache or earache; tiredness; sore muscles; dry mouth; trouble talking, chewing or swallowing; or loss of appetite.

If you experience swelling in your cheeks and neck, contact Health Link available 24/7 by dialing 811, and report any cases of mumps to your Community Advisor or Residence Services. Mumps can be prevented through the mumps vaccine.

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