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Four Texas State students test positive for mumps

(Photo: CDC / A. Harrison and F. A. Murphy via MGN Online)

Four Texas State students have tested positive for mumps, according to the university's health center.

The university initially sent out a notification via email on May 8 saying they were working in cooperation with the Hays County Local Health Department to investigate the cases. At that point, only two cases had been confirmed.

The mumps virus is transmitted through coughing, sneezing, kissing, sharing personal items, or touching contaminated surfaces. Symptoms usually develop 16-18 days after infection and most commonly include fever, headache, and body aches.

For more information, go to the university's Student Health Center website.

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