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