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Mumps

What is the Mumps? (CDC.com)

The Mumps is best known for the puffy cheeks and tender, swollen jaw that it causes. This is a result of swollen salivary glands under the ears on one or both sides

Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite

Symptoms typically appear 16-18 days after infection, but this period can range from 12–25 days after infection.

Disease Transmission:

Mumps spread through direct contact with saliva or respiratory droplets from the mouth, nose, or throat. An infected person can spread the virus by

  • coughing, sneezing, or talking
  • sharing items that may have saliva on them, such as water bottles or cups
  • participating in close-contact activities with others, such as playing sports, dancing, or kissing

How Can I Prevent The Mumps?

  • Mumps vaccine is the best way to decrease your child’s risk of getting mumps.
  • usually given as part of a combination vaccine that protects against three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)

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Mumps Vaccination Recommendations?

    • The MMR vaccine is safe and effective. A person with two doses of MMR vaccine has about an 88% reduction in risk for mumps; a person with one dose has a 78% reduction in risk for mumps.

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