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All You Need To Know About Mumps

All You Need To Know About Mumps

Mumps is a viral illness that is transmitted by direct contact with respiratory droplets or saliva from an infected person. The average incubation period for mumps is 16 to 18 days, with a range of 12 to 25 days. Mumps outbreaks can occur any time of year. A major factor contributing to outbreaks is being in a crowded environment, such as attending the same class, playing on the same sports team, or living in a dormitory with a person who has mumps. When a person is ill with mumps, he or she should avoid contact with others from the time of diagnosis until at least 5 days after the onset of parotitis by staying home from work or school and …

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