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Mumps Outbreak Widens At University of Richmond

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HENRICO, VA—An outbreak of mumps among students at The University of Richmond is growing.

There are currently 15 confirmed cases of mumps among students, and there are an additional 38 suspected cases on the university's campus.

The number of cases is up from just one week ago, when the university first notified students about multiple laboratory-confirmed cases.

While the virus has not spread to the community, the Virginia Health Department said it's concerned the virus could spread outside of the university.

Symptoms include headache, fever and nausea. School officials are asking anyone who feels sick to contact the student heath center.

The virus can spread when someone coughs or sneezes.

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