East Boston third-grader tests positive for mumps

BOSTON — A student at the Otis Elementary School in East Boston has tested positive for the mumps, school officials tell Boston 25 News.

A letter was sent to parents Friday alerting them that a third-grader at the school tested positive for the mumps.

School officials say they do not believe the student has come into close contact with any students in the school who are not vaccinated.

Officials went on to say all students are required to show documented proof of vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella. They say nearly all of the students at the Otis School have provided the proper documentation, but a small number have not. They are contacting those families.

No additional information was released.

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