The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has issued an alert after Public Health Seattle-King County confirmed several mumps cases and are investigating several more suspected cases, most within the Auburn School District. Auburn is north of the Pierce County line.
Pierce County health care providers may also see cases of mumps. Symptoms of mumps include pain, tenderness, and swelling in one or both parotid glands (cheek and jaw area). Nonspecific prodromal symptoms may precede parotitis by several days, including low-grade fever, myalgia, anorexia, malaise, and headache.
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