Mumps or epidemic parotitis is a viral disease of humans. It can be transmitted via respiratory route (respiratory droplets as coughing or sneezing). It was a common childhood disease worldwide before the mumps vaccine, and it is still a significant threat to health in the third world.
Painful swelling of the salivary glands (classically the parotid gland) and fever is the most typical presentation. Painful testicular swelling and rash may also occur. While symptoms are generally not severe in children, the symptoms in teenagers and adults can be more severe and complications such as infertility or subfertility are relatively common, although still rare in absolute terms. The disease is generally self-limited, running its course before waning, with no specific treatment apart from controlling the symptoms with painkillers.
The mumps are caused by a paramyxovirus, and are spread from person to person by saliva droplets or direct contact with articles that have been contaminated with infected saliva. The parotid glands (the salivary glands between the ear and the jaw) are usually involved. Unvaccinated children between the ages of 2 and 12 are most commonly infected, but the infection can occur in other age groups. Orchitis (swelling of the testes) occurs in 10-20% of infected males, but sterility only rarely ensues; a viral meningitis occurs in about 5% of those infected. In older people, the central nervous system, the pancreas, the prostate, the breasts, and other organs may be involved.
The incubation period is usually 18 to 21 days, but may range from as few as 12 to as many as 35 days. Mumps is generally a mild illness in children in developed countries. After adolescence, mumps tends to affect the ovary, causing oophoritis, and the testes, causing orchitis. The mature testis is particularly susceptible to damage from mumps which can lead to infertility. Adults infected with mumps are more likely to develop severe symptoms and complications.
The more common symptoms of mumps are:
Other symptoms of mumps can include, sore face and/or ears and occasionally in more serious cases, loss of voice.
you get mumps you get mumps
Mumps is caused by the Mumps Virus.
Mumps is caused by Mumps virus (MuV).
The mumps are caused by a virus called the paramyxovirus.
The disease know as mumps is caused by the mumps virus.
you pronounce the word mumps as : mumps, just as it's spelled.
Mumps is not a STD.
Mumps was discovered in 1934 by Ernest William Goodpasture.when the mumps discovers?
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Mumps are caused by a virus.
mumps is a virus
all people can get the mumps
The classification of mumps is bacteria.
Yes, there is a vaccine for the mumps.
the mumps could kill you
Yes, it is.
No, mumps does not need to be capitalized.
No. Mumps affects your salivary gland. They are present in both the sexes. Mumps has nothing to do with your sex.
Mumps wasn't used as anything. Mumps is a disease, and was at first very lethal.
Exposure to someone else who has mumps.
Paramyxoviridaeis the pathogen of mumps
UNFOTUNATELY-Mumps can kill you
No. There is a medication for mumps.
Mumps is a disease caused by a microbe.
Mumps is caused by a virus.