How are mumps spread?

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July 28, 2009 9:51PM

Mumps is a contagious disease that is spread from

person-to-person through contact with respiratory secretions such

as saliva from an infected person. When an infected person coughs

or sneezes, the droplets aerosolize and can enter the eyes, nose,

or mouth of another person. Mumps can also be spread by sharing

food, sharing drinks, and kissing. The virus can also survive on

surfaces and then be spread after contact in a similar manner. See

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