The University of Kutztown said that this week, a student had a probable case of mumps and instructed students to turn to the university health center or doctor for symptoms.
The student with mumps is recovering at home The school would not come back to campus until it was cleared by a doctor.
Mumps is highly contagious, causing flu-like symptoms as well as a swollen jaw and swollen cheeks. It can be spread by things like sharing drinks, living in confined spaces, and kissing.
Normally, people recover completely from the mumps, although in rare cases they cause dangerous inflammation of the brain or other organs.
Cases of mumps became less common as a result of the MMR vaccine, which protects against mumps but can eventually wear off. Temple University in Philadelphia, however, is in the midst of a mumps eruption that has grown to over 1