UT student diagnosed with mumps

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Students were notified Wednesday night after one student was diagnosed with mumps.

Mumps is a highly contagious disease by which those infected usually experience fevers, body aches, and tiredness before noticing a severe swelling of their salivary glands.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mumps outbreaks rarely occur because the mumps vaccine started being heavily administered in the late 1960s.

Because of the disease's highly contagious factor, University Health Services officials are notifying all students and faculty who have a class with the student. Additionally, the leadership of Sigma Phi Epsilon is working with Austin County Health and Human Services Department to notify guests of their party on May 2, which the student attended.