GENESEO – Geneseo Central Schools alerts district families that there has been one reported case of mumps at Geneseo Central School.
Nearby SUNY Geneseo now confirms 19 cases. Of these, 12 are off-campus students and 7 are on-campus students. The College does say that there are no further ‘possible’ cases, where students are exhibiting symptoms and awaiting test results.
The letter from Geneseo Central Superintendent Tim Hayes is below:
Dear Geneseo Families,
There has been a reported case of mumps at Geneseo Central School. Mumps is a virus that causes
painful swelling of one or more salivary glands, a low-grade fever, and headache. Some people with
mumps infection have very little or no gland swelling. Mumps can cause swollen testicles in some
teenage and adult males.
Mumps is spread by coughing and sneezing or direct contact with the saliva of an infected person.
Symptoms of mumps usually develop 16 to 18 days after exposure, but may develop from 12 to 25 days
If your child develops any swelling of the glands around the ears or neck, please keep him or her at
home and contact your child’s doctor for medical evaluation. If your child’s doctor thinks your child
has mumps, he/she should be tested for mumps and stay home from school.
Students attending school, childcare, or college in New York State are required to have mumps vaccine
or an exemption to vaccination. Exemptions are very rare.
Anyone who is not immune from either previous mumps infection or from vaccination can get mumps.
Vaccination is the best protection from getting mumps. If your child is not protected against mumps,
please contact your physician or Livingston County Public Health to have your child immunized as soon as
A New York State Department of Health mumps fact sheet is attached for your reference and review.
Please contact Livingston County Department of Health at 243-7290 with any questions or concerns.