miércoles, 9 de mayo de 2018

Mumps: MedlinePlus

Mumps: MedlinePlus

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New on the MedlinePlus Mumps page:
05/01/2018 03:50 PM EDT

Source: National Library of Medicine - From the National Institutes of Health


Mumps is an illness caused by the mumps virus. It starts with
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
After that, the salivary glands under the ears or jaw become swollen and tender. The swelling can be on one or both sides of the face. Symptoms last 7 to 10 days. Serious complications are rare.
You can catch mumps by being with another person who has it. There is no treatment for mumps, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it.
Before the routine vaccination program in the United States, mumps was a common illness in infants, children and young adults. Now it is a rare disease in the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • About Mumps (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Mumps (American Academy of Family Physicians)Also in Spanish
  • Mumps (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)Also in Spanish


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Prevention and Risk Factors

Related Issues


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  • Orchitis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)



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