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THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS URGING UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN STUDENTS TO GET A MUMPS BOOSTER SHOT.

WHILE MANY STUDENTS HAVE PROBABLY ALREADY HAD TWO DOSES OF THE MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA VACCINE…IT’S RECOMMENDED THEY GET A THIRD SHOT SAYS PUBLIC HEALTH SPOKESPERSON MELANEY ARNOLD.

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WITH ABOUT 69 CASES SO FAR. PUBLIC HEALTH SPOKESPERSON MELANEY ARNOLD SAYS THAT’S WHY THEY ARE RECOMMENDING STUDENTS GO AHEAD AND GET A MUMPS BOOSTER.

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SYMPTOMS OF THE MUMPS INCLUDE FEVER, HEADACHE AND SWELLING NEAR THE SALIVARY GLANDS JUST BELOW THE EAR.

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