Mumps: 4 Ways Kids & Adults Can Spread the Contagious Virus! by Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski - Gach

Mumps: 4 Ways Kids & Adults Can Spread the Contagious Virus!

Mumps is a contagious virus and the best protection is a vaccine. Mumps is spread from person to person from the saliva or mucus of an infected person. This is usually when a person:

  • coughs
  • sneezes 
  • talks 

It also can be spread when an infected person touches a surface, then someone else touches the surface and rubs their mouth or nose. It usually takes about 16 to 18 days after exposure for symptoms of mumps to show. A person can be contagious before signs of the infection begin to show, however. 

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