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Unformatted text preview: Symptoms • Fever • Painful swelling of the salivary glands • Headache • Muscle ache • Tiredness • Loss of appetite Complications • Most healthy children recover with minimal complications • Severe complications include: o inflammation of the brain and other organs o sterility in men o mild forms of meningitis o spontaneous abortion o deafness Transmission • Airborne droplets of saliva and mucus infected with the mumps virus (coughing and sneezing) • Touching an infected surface and then touching the eyes, nose, or mouth Prevention Mumps vaccine (contained in the MMR [measles, mumps, and rubella] vaccine)...
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- Spring '11
- Infectious Disease, Intense itchy rash, DISEASES Chicken pox