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Mumps

(Epidemic parotitis)

By: Bethany Mulkey
What is mumps?
• Contagious disease that leads to painful
swelling
• Salivary glands swell and so does the face
• The glands produce saliva

Signs and Symptoms
• Sore throat
• Headache
• Fever
• Face pain
• Difficulty breathing
• Trouble swallowing
Male Symptoms
• Testicle lump
• Scrotal swelling
• Testicle pain
• Swelling of the temples or jaw

Viral or bacterial?
• Mumps is viral
• Commonly picked up by children
• Spread through saliva


How to treat the disease
• No specific treatment
• Ice or heat applied to the neck and Tylenol can
help relieve pain
• Don’t give children aspirin if they have a viral
illness because of the risk of Reye syndrome
• Extra fluids
• Soft foods
• Warm salt water gargles

What is the incubation period?
• Can be anywhere between 16-24 days
• Varies on the individual
• Children have a longer period of time
How can it be prevented and is there a
vaccine?

• MMR immunization
• Protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
• Should be given to children 12-15 months
• Given again between ages 4-6 or 11-12 if it
wasn’t given before

Is it contagious?

• Yes
• Most infectious from a few days before to 5
days after the onset of mumps
• Isolate patients for 5 days after the glands
start to swell
Photos of mumps
Work Cited
• http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/P
MH0002524/
• http://pathmicro.med.sc.edu/mhunt/mump-
meas.htm
• http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/mu
mps.html
• http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mumps/DS
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