Mumps

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by the mumps virus that causes fever, tiredness, headaches and the swelling of various parts of the body. All questions concerning symptoms, causes, transmission, diagnosis, treatments and prevention can be found here.

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Measles

How does the MMR vaccine work?

The MMR Vaccine contains tiny doses of living but inactivated viruses that cause measles, mumps and rubella. Once these viruses are injected into the body, the immune system will develop certain antibodies against these three diseases shortly following vaccination. Because your body has memory cells it now knows how to defeat these diseases when they enter the body again, and it will know which certain antibodies it needs to produce; these antibodies in your body will give a lifelong protection against these diseases.

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What is the incubation period for mumps?

Incubation is 12-25 days, more commonly 14-18 days.

Contagious from 3 days before symptoms begin until 9 days after they first appear, for a total of 12 days.

It is spread through the saliva and close contact - even infected persons without symptoms can spread it.

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Can an adult get mumps more than once?

yes they can but it is very rare for that to happen

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Is mumps a lytic or lysogenic virus?

Lysogenic.

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Measles

Why do people need MMR vaccine?

MMR vaccine protects you against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. You need 2-3 doses on the proper schedule to become immune. You should get a blood test (titer) to confirm that the shots worked and gave your body immunity (some people need more shots and a small few people never seem to "take" to the vaccine, especially the mumps part- also the mumps part can be spoiled by heat during storage).

Many healthcare workers, teachers, and other professionals are required to get this vaccine to protect themselves and others from these diseases.

MMR is a "trivalent" (3-in-one) vaccine against the following 3 diseases:

Measles is a rough disease that we don't see as much of anymore because of the success of vaccines- but it could come back if people stop taking the vaccine.

Mumps is less common these days but there was a recent outbreak in New York City's Brooklyn area because groups of people stopped getting the vaccine for their kids. The mumps part of the vaccine can be spoiled by heat, so if the vaccine was not refrigerated properly, it can fail- while the other two parts are still effective. Also some people just never "seroconvert" (get immunity from the vaccine) or need a 3rd or 4th dose to obtain immunity. This can be frustrating because they require multiple blood tests to ensure that they are immune.

Rubella is a disease that isn't terribly serious except for the fact that when pregnant women get it, their babies usually cannot survive the infection, or the babies brains are severely injured for the rest of their lives. So this vaccine is important for all of us to get so that women won't have a large chance of getting exposed during pregnancy.

All of these diseases are pretty harsh, and can be deadly in young, elderly, weak, ill, or medicated people (on steroids or other drugs that weaken the immune system).

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What is the causative of the mumps?

The mumps virus is an enveloped single-stranded, linear negative-sense RNA virus of the Rubulavirus genus and Paramyxovirus family.
Humans are the only natural host for the virus.
Mumps 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 and drinks. The virus can also survive on surfaces
and then be spread after contact in a similar manner.

A person infected with mumps is contagious from approximately 7 days before the onset of symptoms until about 8 days after symptoms start. The incubation period (time until symptoms begin) can be from 12–25 days, but is typically 16–18 days. 20-40% of persons infected with the mumps virus do not show symptoms, so it is possible to be infected and spread the virus without knowing it.

Painful testicular inflammation develops in 15–40% of men who have completed puberty
and contract the mumps virus.

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Is mumps caused by bacteria or a virus?

Mumps is caused by a virus

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Are there any risk factors to mumps?

yes there is because 1 of my friends had mumps and the doctor said there was lots of risk factors.

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What are the symptoms of mumps?

Mumps symptoms

Children are mainly affected. Typically:

  • Painful swelling (parotitis), usually on both sides of the face
  • Difficulty in opening the mouth
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Body discomfort

Mumps in adults is less common but once infected, it may involve other organs:

  • Orchitis (Inflammation of one or both testes)
  • Pancreatitis (Inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Meningoencephalitis (Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges)
  • Rarely, oophoritis (Inflammation of one or both ovaries)
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What is mumps incubation period?

5-10 days.

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Are men the only ones who can get mumps?

No. Both sexes can get mumps.

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What are the symptoms 4 mumps?

Symptoms of mumps include: fever, headache, earache, sore throat, painful swallowing/opening mouth, pain when eating or drinking sour things, fatigue, muscle/joint aching, poor appetite, vomiting

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Who Discovered Mumps?


Based on historical accounts, an American pathologist by the name of Ernest William Goodpasture was the one who discovered mumps virus in 1934.
Claude D. Johnson and Ernest W. Goodpasture conducted an investigation into the etiology of Mumps and concluded that a virus in saliva caused mumps.

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Is the mumps an active or hidden virus?

the mumps virus is an active disease so be careful!!!!!!

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Are mumps still around today?

yes, the virus that causes is still around. That's why they give kids in school immunizations. The only virus that has ever been completely eradicated from nature is smallpox, and they still keep 2 samples of that under lock and key - one in the US and one in Russia.

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Where was mumps discovered?

The mumps were discovered during the 1900 when the plague was going aroung throughout Europe and Germany. Throughout the year, it has spread more than 50% of the U.S. continent.
in india or south asia

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Why do people wear a cloth around their head when they have the mumps?

People would wear a cloth around their head when they had the mumps because it was used to hold a ginger root salve on the swollen areas. Ginger is a well-known herbal remedy for mumps. To apply the ginger, a whole peeled root of fresh ginger would be ground into a fine pulp and the pulp would be used as a salve over the swollen areas. The salve tends to be very watery, so it would be spread on a clean bandage or clean piece of cloth and held in place by tying a bandana or a longer piece of cloth around the head.

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Can you take a bath when you have mumps?

ofcourse, because mumps is heat

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Ovarian Cancer

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

  • Pain in the lower abdomen or side
  • Bloated, full feeling in the abdomen
  • ** Irregular periods
    • Lower tummy (abdominal) pain
    • Back pain
    • Passing urine more often than usual
    • Constipation
    • Pain during sex
    • A swollen abdomen
    • Loss of appetite
    • Feeling or being sick
    • Constipation
    • Tiredness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Noticeable swelling of the abdomen

Symptoms of ovarian cancer are abdominal pressure, persistent abdominal pain or the feeling of fullness, gas, nausea, indigestion, changes with bowel activity, lower back pain, loss of appetite, and lack of energy. Many of these symptoms are also associated with a variety of other medical conditions and requires diagnosis from a medical specialist.

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Is mumps DNA or RNA stranded?

Rna

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What is the group for mumps what are the characteristics of mumps?

•Gram stain negative

•It is viral

•The Mumps virus is a roughly spherical particle made up of concentric layers of lipids

•Headache, earache, sore throat, and pain while swallowing or opening the mouth

•Fever of 101 to 104

•Tiredness with aching in muscles and joints

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Is mumps still around?

yeah but its like chivcken pox if u have had them once u cant have them again

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What is the medical term meaning mumps?

The origin of the word mumps is not clear. It may have to do with the English usage, now obsolete, of "mump" to mean a grimace. More probably, mumps comes from a colder climate, Iceland, where mumpa meant to fill the mouth too full.

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What is another name for the mumps?

Acute viral parotitis

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How do you get mumps?

Mumps is a contagious disease that is spread from person to person through contact with respiratory secretions such as saliva from an infected person.

Meaning, as long as you don't get in contact with an infected person's bodily fluids, you won't get infected.

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