By: Ashley & Carina
How is Mumps Transmitted
Some people infected with the mumps virus have no signs or symptoms. When signs and symptoms do develop, they usually appear about two to three weeks after exposure to the virus.
- Swollen, painful salivary glands on one or both sides of your face (parotitis)
- Weakness and fatigue
- Loss of appetite
- Pain while chewing or swallowing
Treatment for Mumps
- Take analgesics (acetaminophen, ibuprofen)
- Applying warm or cold packs to the swollen and inflamed salivary gland region may be helpful.
- Most children and adults recover from an uncomplicated case of mumps within about two weeks.
- You're no longer considered contagious and may safely return to work or school one week after a diagnosis of mumps.
- The treatment success rate is high.
Reservoir: Parotid glands, salivary glands and other epithelial tissues.
Portal of entry: Droplet transmission and respiratory tract.
Portal of exit: Sneezing, coughing, and droplet transmission.
Means of transmission: The virus is spread from person to person.