Galway Bay Fm newsroom – HSE has released a notification regarding horseradish outbreak in the Claregalway area.
Horseradish is an acute viral disease that causes fever, headaches, sore swollen salivary glands which only face each ear.
There was an increase in the number of recurrences in the western region, especially among those aged 15-29.
HSE is advising people to be informed with two doses of MMR vaccine.
This means that an additional dose of the vaccine will not do any harm and is desirable for those who are unsure if they are up to date.
It should also be noted that it can take up to 28 days before people are protected by vaccination.
If a child develops symptoms of mumps, it is recommended that parents contact their family doctor and keep the children in their home from school at least five days after the onset of swelling in the neck.