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. 

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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