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Mumps

MODES OF SPREAD


The disease is spread mainly by droplet  infection and after direct contact with the person

  SYMPTOMS

  • Soreness or swelling of the parotid glands on one or both sides, pain when opening the mouth or swallowing
  • Fever, usually lasting about two to three days
  • Body pains, head ache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Earache that is aggravated while eating
  • In men and adolescent boys, swelling in one or both testes (often subsides within four days)
  • Mumps is usually harmless and symptoms normally subside within ten days,        many children with mumps have no symptoms.

PREVENTION

    • MMR vaccine is given to every child at 9 months of age
    • No effective post exposure prevention
 
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