THE MUMPS

Infecting the USA

What are the mumps?

Epidemic parotitis, or the mumps, is a type of virus that gives people huge squirrel cheeks!




The mumps comes by fighting the salivary glands, causing you to have huge swelling! Spreading to 2 out of 10 people in America, it gives them a fever, a headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen salivary glands.

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The vaccine

The mumps has a vaccine called Orimune. You can get it at any doctor or nurse practitioner's office. The best place to get it is from the city hospital. You can get free immunizations from your local health office. Often times, this immunization falls under the category of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). If you have the mumps stay in bed and keep from contact with others and try not to sneeze or cough. If you can not keep from sneezing, please sneeze in a tissue or cough in your sleeve. This helps to deter the spread of germs.

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Extra Information About Mumps

More Information About Mumps

With both females and males, it can cause wide open pores and pain in all areas of their sight or figures. To help with your massive swelling, there is a special sling for your head, the "Jaw GP," that you wear on the first day of having the mumps. If you are a child with the mumps, or you have a child with the mumps, the person with mumps does not have to stay in bed but may play quietly. For adults, it can last for a week at the longest.


INFORMATION GIVEN TO ME FROM: http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/vaccination.html


Mumps Vaccine

The mumps vaccine is formally known as Orimune. It is available in any doctors office, but for a slight tip go to a professional doctors office at your local hospital. Check with your doctor and see if your child is in the right age group and ready for the mumps vaccine. The usual time for Orimune is twelve years or higher.


INFORMATION GIVEN TO ME FROM: http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/vaccination.html