Since the beginning of 2007, close to 31 cases of mumps have been reported in Alberta and as of October 31, seven of those 31 cases have appeared on the University of Lethbridge Campus.

Students from Saskatchewan heading to school in Alberta are encouraged to check their records to ensure that they have been immunized with two doses of mumps-containing vaccine, unless they have previously have mumps.

Saskatchewan's Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Ross Findlater says some of the symptoms include fever, headache and swelling of the salivary glands.

Mumps is typically a childhood ailment however can be a more serious condition for teens and young adults and is spread through contact with an infected person's saliva.