December 16, 2014 5:14 AM

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EDMONTON - Although Sidney Crosby and 13 other National Hockey League players have recently contracted the mumps, Alberta Health Services says inoculated citizens needn’t worry.

The mumps is a virus which causes the salivary glands to swell up. Although only fatal in extremely rare cases, the virus is painful and quite contagious: it can be spread through coughing, sneezing, or by sharing food or drinks. Many of the NHL players who contracted the virus were immunized agains...

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