BOSTON (CBS) – A third student from the Otis Elementary School in Boston tested the mumps positively, the headmaster told his parents on Friday.
in our school who are not vaccinated. It is important to know that the mumps can only be transmitted from one person to another through close contact, "said a letter from Principal Paula Cerqueira-Goncalves 19659002 Public Health, all students must prove that they have the MMR vaccine against mumps , Measles and rubella.
"At the Otis School, almost all of our students have documented their vaccinations, but a very small number of students have provided only partial documentation of the vaccines or have not provided any documentation to help them, "said Cerqueira-Goncalves.
Mumps is known to cause swollen cheeks and tender swollen jaws. The complications of mumps are usually mild, but meningitis and encephalitis.
Parents who are not sure if their child has been vaccinated should contact their doctor.