Students at the University of Manitoba received a warning Wednesday from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
Since the beginning of September a number of students at the Fort Garry campus have come down with mumps.
Mumps spreads through direct contact with saliva of an infected person. Sharing of drinks, kissing, sneezing, and coughing, are all ways in which the illness is transmitted said the WRHA.
Symptoms of mumps include:
- Swollen, tender glands at the jaw line or on both sides of the face.
- Headache and muscle aches.
According to the WRHA it can take up to 25 days before symptoms show.