Epidemic parotitis Mumps virus

The condition was first described by Hippocrates in the 5th century BC. Throughout history, scientists have offered little description of the disease, until the sixteenth century by Guillaume de Baillou. But the men who first described it as a virus was Ernest William Goodpasture and Claude D. Johnson in 1934 by isolating saliva samples.

Symptoms of mumps start to show 2 weeks after contact with the virus. These include low-grade fever, fatigue, body aches, headaches, and loss of appetite. Over the next few days, a higher fever, up to 103 degrees and swelling of the salivary glands start to appear. The main symptom of mumps is the swelling of the salivary glands, which are responsible for producing saliva. There are 3 sets of these salivary glands on each side of the face, underneath the ears and around the neck area. Most people show symptoms of the mumps virus, but some people show no symptoms of the virus at all.

Mumps replicates in the upper respiratory and spreads through direct contact with saliva or respiratory secretions or through fomites. The longer you have contact with the diseased person, the more likely you will get mumps. A diseased person should stay away from contact with all people from time of being diagnosed until 5 days after the onset of parotitis.

Altho antibiotic do not respond to this disease there are other ways to get rid of the mumps such as resting when you feel weak or tired,Take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen, to bring down your fever or evenSoothe swollen glands by applying ice packs.

The mumps have benefited doctors by giving them a way to prevent children or adult from getting this disease and since they are not all that responsive to antibiotics it gives them something to look into an studies

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