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A 29-year-old member asked:

is there any chance of contracting mumps after being vaccinated against them?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Vaccine effectivenes: Mumps vaccine is given in the us as a component of the MMR or mmrv vaccine. Single component mumps vaccine is no longer produced in the us. The worldwide studies list single dose effectiveness at 80% in preventing disease while 2 doses at least 1 month apart brings that number up to 90-95%.Before the mid '90's it was common to give only one dose, adults from that era should get another.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Rarely the vaccine does not induce immunity in an individual.Although the vaccine is still the best "treatment".

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you catch the mumps?

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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Air born: Person suffering from mumps can spread infections thru droplets.
A 25-year-old member asked:

How is the mumps transmitted?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Read belw please.: Mumps is spread by droplets of saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat of an infected person, usually when the person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Items used by an infected person, such as soft drink cans or eating utensils, can also be contaminated with the virus, which may spread to others if those items are shared. In addition, the virus may spread when someone with mumps touches items.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for mumps to go away?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
7-10 days: If you catch mumps, you will probably be ill for 7 - 10 days. May be more if you have complications?
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for the first symptoms of the mumps to show up?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Mumps incubation?: The incubation period of mumps is 14-18 days, but can range from 14-25 days.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have mumps twice?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Yes but: It is very rare. There is only one serotype of the virus known to cause infection and if you were infected once typically you are thought to have lifelong immunity. There are case reports of persons having a second occurrence of mumps, but it is rare enough that there is no rate data for such an occurrence.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
The parotid glands can also be infected by other viruses or bacteria that trigger identical swelling.This can lead some to assume they had recurrent mumps.
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