Case of mumps reported

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) For the first time since 1997 a case of mumps was diagnosed in Juneau, the Health Department reported.

    The Juneau Public Health Center also reported that there are three other possible cases of mumps.

    The Juneau Empire reported that the mumps patient might have gotten the disease during a recent trip to Anchorage where there have been over 200 cases diagnosed since last May.

    Mumps is a contagious disease that causes swelling and pain in a person's salivary glands.  Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite and headaches.

    There have been 247 cases statewide of mumps since last May.


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