By: Chloe Skaluba

Infectious Disease

  • The actual name for the mumps is Epidemic parotitis


  • Swollen painful salivary glands on one or both sides of your face ( parotitis )
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Weakness / fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain while chewing/swallowing


The Mumps spread by saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat.

  • Coughing, Sneezing, Talking
  • Sharing items such as, cups, eating utensils, etc.
  • Touching objects with unwashed hands

Prevention and Treatment

  • There is no current treatment for the Mumps
  • Medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen can help fever or pain
  • To help prevent the Mumps you can get the Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine (MMR)

Intresting Fact

  • Asprin should not be used in children with viral illness because its use in such cases has been associated with the development of Reye syndrome, which can lead to liver failure or death

picture of the mumps

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Web-based Research

Name of website: Disease and Conditions Mumps

Copyright Date: 2016


Web-based research

Name of website: My VMC (Virtual Medical Centre)

Copyright Date: 2003 (Modified 2015)


web-based research

Name of website: Treatment for Mumps

Copyright date: 2016


text research

Authors: Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cane, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, and Jackson R.B.

Name of book/encyclopedia: Campbell Biology

City where book was published: Boston

Copyright date: 2011

Publishing company: Pearson

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mumps virus


In conclusion I learned that the mumps are a lot worse and painful than I thought. I also learned what the mumps are and how they effect people.

P.S. I have to say this MUMP DAY!!