(NEWS CENTER) -- Recently, there has been an outbreak of Mumps at the University of New Hampshire. Diane Atwood, who writes the blog, " Catching Health" tells us what we should know about how to spot it and how to prevent it.

Mumps is caused by a virus and is highly contagious.

Symptoms include: swollen glands in the neck, fever, headache, chills.

It's spread from coughing, sneezing, talking, sharing food or drinks.

Current recommendations: routine immunizations at 12 to 15 months and at four to six years old. College students should receive two dose of MMR if they didn't get them when they were younger.