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JMU Latest Virginia School To Report Mumps Case

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Officials at James Madison University say one student has been treated for the mumps. JMU is the latest school in Virginia to report a case of the contagious viral infection, according to the Associated Press.

Officials are advising students to take precautions and to stay home if they are sick to avoid spreading the illness.

The University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth issued similar advisories last month after several cases of the mumps were confirmed on their campuses.

Central Shenandoah Health District director Dr. Doug Larsen tells The Daily News-Record that the virus thrives on college and university campuses due to the large number of people who live in close quarters or share items like drinks and lip balm.

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