Parotitis cases reported on UK campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Health Services at the University of Kentucky is asking students, faculty and staff to seek medical attention if their salivary glands become swollen, according to a campus-wide email that was sent out on Thursday.

As of Friday evening, 15 cases of UK students with parotitis, or swollen salivary glands, had been reported by UK Hospital, according to a Kentucky Kernel report. Some students have swelling, while others also suffered from a fever and sore throat.

The school is working with the Kentucky Department of Health and the state epidemiologist, according to the student newspaper. In the meantime, people are urged to wash their hands, cough into their sleeves and use hand sanitizer.

Anyone with symptoms is asked to isolate themselves and call Student Health Services.

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