Mumps

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Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health

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Mumps

Incubation period:

12-26 days

"Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, followed by swollen salivary glands. You can protect yourself and your family against mumps with vaccination."

What Is It?

Signs and symptoms:

Sudden onset of fever with swelling of salivary glands

Immunization

Direct Contact

Airborne

Through coughs/sneezes

MethodsOfTransmission

- CDC.gov

Length of Communicability:

Six to seven days prior to the onsetof symptoms until swelling in salivary glands is gone (seven to nine days)

Peak Incidents

Winter and Spring

oral secretions of infected persons

MUMPS

Communicable Illness

Stay Home

- immunization provides permanent protection

Exclude children fromschool or groupsettings-

Control Measures


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