article by Keyvin Neese

What is Mumps and how does it spread?

  • Mumps is a virus that attacks that parathyroid gland(one of the three parts that produces saliva).
  • Mumps was quite common in the United States until a vaccine was later licensed in 1967.
  • Mumps can be spread by someone breathing in someone's saliva that has sneezed or coughed.


symptoms include:

  • swollen, painful face
  • fever
  • headache
  • weakness and fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • pain while chewing or swallowing

Other organs that can be affected

Other organs that can be affected are:

  • brain .
  • testicles.
  • ovaries or breasts.
  • pancreas.
  • membranes, fluid around the brain,and spinal cord.
  • Other complications include hearing loss and miscarriages,but only rare cases.


unfortunately there is not much you can do except:

  • stay in bed
  • isolate yourself
What is even more unfortunate is that there really not much else you can do except let the virus run it's course.


In 2014 alone, 965 people were reported to have the mumps. That in america alone!

In 2010 a mumps outbreak reached nearly 2,000 in New York and New Jersy.


the first vaccine was licensed in 1967. The recommendation for children two doses.The first dose is at 12-15 months of age.The second dose at the age of 4-6 just before entering school.

Other Similar Disaeses

so far the only similar disease measles mumps which is even worse.

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"Mumps." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, 5 Oct. 2012. Web. 03 Dec. 2014.

"Mumps." Vaccines. US Department of Health and Human Services. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.

Person with Headache. Digital image. Web. 15 Dec. 2014