Tri-County Health Department is alerting parents that mumps continues to spread in the Denver metro area.
Ask your doctor about mumps if you develop acute painful swelling around the cheek area. Mumps is contagious, so stay home for five days after swelling begins.
Children could be exposed in schools so check MMR vaccination records. Unvaccinated children should be kept home if mumps breaks out in their schools. Visit tchd.org for more information.
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