Case of mumps confirmed in Mecklenburg County

Staff Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed a case of mumps in Mecklenburg County.

Multiple media outlets reported that the Mecklenburg County Health Department is working with the Iredell County Health Department because the Charlotte case is related to one recently confirmed in Iredell County.

Officials have not released details of either case.

Mumps is spread by droplets of saliva or mucus. Symptoms include fever, headache, loss of appetite, muscle aches, and tenderness or swelling of glands below the ears.

There is no treatment for mumps, although some medicines can help reliever symptoms.

There are two vaccines that reduce the chances of a person getting mumps.

Health officials say the number of mumps cases in the United States can range from a few hundred to a couple of thousand each year.

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