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Several cases of mumps diagnosed at the University of Texas campus

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AUSTIN -

There are concerns with students over at The University of Texas after health officials announce they have diagnosed several cases of mumps.

According to doctors, Mumps is a contagious disease caused by the Mumps virus. 

According to a website from the University of Texas, It spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. 

If a person touches a cup or a cell phone from a person affected by mumps, they could also get the disease.

The best way to avoid getting mumps is to obtain a vaccine according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The University of Texas created a website for their students so they could stop the spreading of mumps which can be viewed here.

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