Syracuse University says a number of new cases of the mumps have been confirmed at the school – bringing the total to 14.
In September, two cases had been confirmed.
The school said, “This is a serious matter and we need your help to prevent the further spread of mumps.
Mumps is a serious contagious viral disease passed through saliva and respiratory secretions of an ill individual.
Symptoms include: fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears or along the jawline on one or both sides.
An ill person can transmit the disease for two days before the onset of swollen salivary glands and five days afterwards. There is no specific treatment.