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A week later, officials at the Lake County Health Department declared a mumps outbreak at the school after having confirmed three cases of the contagious viral disease that is known to cause fever and swelling.
Most people with mumps recover completely in a few weeks.
Clark County school data show that only about 60 percent of students have all their immunizations, including for mumps and measles.
As of Monday, there have been 27 confirmed and 48 probable cases of mumps on campus, according to Syracuse University Health Services.
Last year was the worst year for mumps in the U.S. since the MMR vaccine program started in 1977, said Dr. Mona Marin of the division of viral diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And roughly half of the cases were in people who had received mumps vaccinations.
Most people with mumps recover completely in a few weeks, according to the CDC.
Every year at least a quarter of a million children contracted the mumps, a highly contagious viral disease that caused fever, swollen glands and exhaustion.
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