Mumps Case Reported at San Diego Christian College

A San Diego Christian College student or employee has been diagnosed with mumps, the second such case reported in San Diego County in the past two weeks.

The person may have exposed others to the highly contagious viral disease on the Santee campus on Sept. 16, 19 or 20, county health officials said.

The person had been fully immunized, did not need to be hospitalized and has recovered.

Health officials said it wasn’t clear how the person was exposed to the virus and there is no apparent connection between the San Diego Christian College case and last week’s case at California State University San Marcos.

In that case, a student may have exposed others at Science Hall, Science Hall 2 and Markstein Hall, from Sept. 6 to Sept. 14.

In August, a mumps case was reported at the Casbah concert hall in Little Italy.

Mumps is a highly contagious viral disease that can be spread by coughing, sneezing or close contact. Side effects include fever, headache, earache, and inflammation of the salivary glands which can cause swelling in the jaw.

For more information on the disease, visit the County HHSA Immunization website here.

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