SAN DIEGO–A student at California State University, San Marcos was diagnosed with mumps and may have exposed others on campus, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency said Wednesday.
The health agency said students may have been exposed to the contagious disease between Sept. 6 to 9 and 12 to 14, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Science Hall 1, Science Hall 2 or Markstein Hall. Individuals can become ill with mumps 12 to 25 days after exposure, according to the health agency.
“Cal State San Marcos is working closely with the County to notify individuals who were directly exposed to the person with mumps,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “We are encouraging immunizations for students and staff who are not up-to-date.”
An individual exposed to the mumps may experience a fever, headache, earache, and inflammation of the salivary glands, swelling and tenderness at the angle of the jaw. The health agency advices individuals to seek professional care.