PROVO – Utah County health officials confirmed that an adult who has not yet been enrolled has contracted mumps, according to a news release Wednesday from the Utah County Department of Health.
Officials did not release more details about the person. This is the first confirmed case of mumps reported in the Wasatch Front this year.
A suspected case of illness was reported on Thursday afternoon in Wasatch County, officials said.
The case has not been confirmed as mumps, but parents of a fully resilient student at the Old Mill Elementary School are informing school officials of the child's situation, according to a news release from Wasatch County School District District.
Believe that the student can contract the disease between May 6 and 1
No students were excluded from school until Wednesday, officials said. District personnel monitor the situation and inform parents and carers if the situation changes, news reports.
Tails are a viral infectious disease that includes symptoms such as fever, headache and inflammation of salivary glands, according to release. Fatigue, muscle aches and loss of appetite can affect patients, officials say.
Symptoms usually occur 16 to 18 days after a person is exposed to the disease, officials said.
The illness spreads through the saliva or mucus, as well as the objects held by a person infected, in accordance with the release.
To prevent illness, people are advised not to share food, beverages or other substances that may contain saliva, in accordance with the release. People should also wash hands frequently, cover their nose and mouth with a wabbling tissue, often clean and disinfect the surfaces and get vaccinated with two doses of the MMR vaccine.
People who get mumps should stay home for at least five days after they experience symptoms, according to the release.
"Tails can be prevented by vaccination. Individuals should review their medical records and ensure timely vaccination of all vaccines including two doses of MMR vaccine, which protects against mumps , "said Dr. David Flinders, medical director for the Utah County Department of Health.  A tail explosion was previously reported in Sanpete County last month. Until Wednesday, there are seven confirmed cases of mumps in Sanpete County, according to Central Utah's Chief Executive Mike Grimlie.
There are still six pending suspected cases of county pollutions, Grimlie said. Four cases suspected as mumps have been identified as not to be cases of illness, he added.
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