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Alton School District issues statement after student contracts Mumps

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ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A student at an Alton elementary school has contracted the mumps.

Alton School District Superintendent Mark Cappel sent out the following statement:

We did have a student with mumps at one of our elementary schools.  We worked closely with the Madison County Health Department to ensure we followed the proper protocol for students, staff and volunteers.  We also sent a dialer and letter to parents at the school with additional information.  Students typically receive their MMR vaccine prior to attending school but a small percentage of people can still contract the mumps even after being vaccinated.

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