Kamehameha Schools confirms case of mumps at Kapalama campus

Kamehameha Schools confirms case of mumps at Kapalama campus

KAPALAMA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kamehameha Schools administrators sent home a letter to families Monday informing them of a case of mumps at the Kapalama campus.

In the letter, the school said they are working closely with the Department of Health in responding to the case, and that most to all students have received at least one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

“Although individuals who are immunized against mumps may get infected, their risk is significantly reduced,” the letter said.

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus that leads to swelling of glands.

The school encouraged families to make sure their student gets the second dose of the vaccine.

Kamehameha added that the case was isolated to the high school campus only, and no immediate action was needed by families and students.

Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, and painful swelling of parotid glands.

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