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Confirmed Mumps Cases

Parents,

This is a district wide message to inform parents there are currently two confirmed mumps cases in the Yankton School District.  Mumps is an acute viral disease characterized by fever, jaw pain/swelling, fatigue and headache.

Mumps is very contagious and is spread by saliva, coughing, sneezing, touching contaminated surfaces and the sharing of water bottles or cups.  Vaccination, isolation and good hand washing are the best ways to stop the spread of the disease. 

The Yankton School District is collaborating with the Yankton Medical Clinic, Yankton County Health Officer, and South Dakota Department of Health.  This link will provide you with additional information regarding Mumps:  https://doh.sd.gov/diseases/infectious/diseasefacts/mumps.aspx

If your child experiences symptoms of mumps, please do not send them to school.  Contact your child’s Physician regarding testing and other medical recommendations. 

Thank you,

Dr. Wayne Kindle, Superintendent

Yankton School District