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More Philadelphia-area mumps cases reported

April 11, 2018

By Staff

An eight-year-old Montgomery County child and an adult household member are the latest confirmed regional cases of the mumps, a county spokeswoman disclosed Wednesday.

The child presented at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with swelling of salivary glands, a common symptom of the mumps. Although the youngster was up to date with the recommended childhood Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations, the young patient is believed to have contracted the highly-infectious illness through the adult household member who also recently came down with the mumps, said county spokeswoman Kaitlyn Foti.

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