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Are some people more prone to getting the mumps?

Are some people more prone to getting the mumps?

If Unimmunized: With current available immunizations, the risk of mumps is only elevated in unimmunized people. Also rare immunodeficiency diseases may allow increased risk , if exposed. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Mumps (Definition)

Mumps is a viral infection of children caused by the paramyxovirus virus. The salivary glands (esp. Parotid behind the ears) swell. The paramyxovirus virus is spread by direct contact with an infected person's sneeze or cough. With nearly universal immunization in childhood, there are few cases ...Read more


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What to do if i get mumps?

What to do if i get mumps?

Symptomatic care: Stay away from people. Not much else you can do except eat properly. ...Read more

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Will you get mumps at any age?

You Can: You sure can. Even immunized people will have the immunity wear off sometimes.But immunization is still the best prevention. ...Read more

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Can you get mumps more than once?

No (except)..: Mumps is a one time illness that you build antibodies for future protection. The exception is if you have some type of immune deficiency disorder where you don't make the normal antibodies in response to an illness. Then all bets are off. ...Read more

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Can you get the mumps more than once?

Can you get the mumps more than once?

No: Even though mumps is very contagious, a person that has already had mumps once in their lifetime will never be able to get it again. They get life long immunity. So, the answer is no, you cannot get mumps more than once in your lifetime. The vaccination should protect you also. ...Read more

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Can a child get mumps if he had the shot as a baby?

Can a child get mumps if he had the shot as a baby?

Possible: Even with proper immunizations including boosters, the vaccines do not ever provide 100% protection. However, since most children currently are immunized, the risk of mumps is currently low. There has been a major increase seen in the mid-atlantic area, due to foreign exposures and under immunizations.It is still crucial to immunize. ...Read more

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I get mumps 7 times.what am going to do? Am worried about my health.

I get mumps 7 times.what am going to do? Am worried about my health.

Doubt mumps: There are many possible agents that can infect the salivary glands including mumps. With the recurrence I would wonder if something else is going on. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get mumps even after being vaccinated?

Is it possible for me to get mumps even after being vaccinated?

Yes: Unfortunately no vaccine is guaranteed to work in 100% of the patients 100% of the time. But still well worth doing! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get mumps even if you were vaccinated when you were a child?

Is it possible to get mumps even if you were vaccinated when you were a child?

Yes: Vaccines have decreased illness rates dramatically, but there are some people who don't respond to vaccines and are still susceptible. This is one reason that a large percentage of the population needs to be immunized to make a dent in the transmission of a disease. Herd immunity protects if the immunizations aren't effective. (if others in the herd don't have mumps, you won't get mumps.). ...Read more

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