There have been several cases of Mumps amongst students across Scotland. Mumps is a viral infection causing fever, swelling and tenderness in one or both of the salivary glands. People are infections from 5 days before the swelling appears until 9 days afterwards. It is spread by droplets and direct contact with saliva.

The best way to prevent infection is to have TWO doses of MMR given a month apart. Please check that you have already been vaccinated and if not, contact your GP.