Mumps 2017: The role of educational institutes in preventing the spread of the disease.

@article{Ahmed2017Mumps2T,
  title={Mumps 2017: The role of educational institutes in preventing the spread of the disease.},
  author={Saba Ahmed and Iqra Aziz},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2017},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={817-818}
}
Mumps is a contagious acute viral infection with an incubation period ranging from 12-25 days.1 It is spread via respiratory droplets, saliva, or fomites.1 Parotitis is the main clinical feature of mumps, but the disease may present with nonspecific respiratory symptoms or may even remain asymptomatic.1 Complications involving other internal organs and the central nervous system may emerge. Although no deaths have been reported secondary to mumps in the United States during recent outbreaks… CONTINUE READING

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