NEW ORLEANS — Several LSU students have contracted the mumps virus, the Reveille reported Tuesday evening.

The university's Division of Strategic Communication sent an email to faculty Tuesday that said LSU's Health Center confirmed the information. Five students have the symptoms, but none live on campus, reports said.

People who have mumps could have swollen or tender salivary glands, which could swell areas under the ears, jaw or on either side of the face.

People who experience those symptoms should see a doctor, and they should be kept in isolation for no less than five days, beginning with the swelling, the LSU student paper said.

While the vaccine is required for all students at LSU, it's not 100% effective, two doses of the mumps and rubella vaccine are recommended.

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FILE - This May 15, 2019 file photo shows a vial of a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at a clinic in Vashon Island, Wash. On Thursday, May 30, 2019, U.S. health officials reported this year’s U.S. measles epidemic surpassed a 25-year-old record, and experts say it’s not clear when the wave of illnesses will stop. There were 971 cases so far this year, eclipsing the 963 measles illnesses reported for all of 1994. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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