In the last two months, there have been three confirmed cases of the mumps in Orange County.
This is not an outbreak or something to be concerned about, Iulia Vann, the public health services manager at the Orange County Health Department, said in an email.
Mumps is not seen often in Orange County, Vann said. Since Jan. 1, 2010 there have only been five confirmed cases, one suspected case and two probable cases.
“Mumps is serious, but most people recover completely in a few weeks," Vann said. "Mumps is an illness that can present with symptoms for approximately seven days.”
People with the mumps virus are most contagious two days before the onset of symptoms and five days after the symptoms have begun, Vann said. Prominent symptoms often include swollen glands under the ears, headaches, low-grade fever, malaise, anorexia and muscle pains.