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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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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course CIS 106 taught by Professor Alice during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.
- Spring '11