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What is the mumps a bacteria or a virus?

What is the mumps a bacteria or a virus?

Virus: Mumps (or rubulavirus) is a virus. Infection can be prevented with immunization with the MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccination. ...Read more

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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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Are you still able to pass on the virus (mumps) after all visible symptoms have faded (such as swelled salivary glands)?

Are you still able to pass on the virus (mumps) after all visible symptoms have faded (such as swelled salivary glands)?

According to CDC...: According to the centers for disease control, people with mumps are considered most contagious a few days before symptoms occur until 5 days after the onset of inflammation and swelling of the parotid (mumps) glands. Therefore the cdc recommends isolating mumps patients for 5 days after their glands begin to swell. ...Read more

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Is there more than one mumps virus strain going around?

Only one mumps: Parotitis , the single or doublesided swelling of the parotid gland is the classical feature of mumps. There is one mumps virus. However, there are multiple other viruses and some bacteria that can cause infection/swelling in the parotid glands. Just having swollen parotid glands does not mean you have mumps. ...Read more

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How easily would an US pick up on orchitis in the very beginning stages( regular bacterial orchitis. not mumps/epidiymitis) ?

How easily would an US pick up on orchitis in the very beginning stages( regular bacterial orchitis. not mumps/epidiymitis) ?

Orchitis: Orchitis is usually diagnoses with swab testing or urine testing for the infection. An ultrasound is used to rule out other etiologies (such as testicular torsion) that can present in a similar way. All of these methods can be employed to diagnose the condition accurately. ...Read more

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For bacterial orchitis(not mumps or std) what are the most common symptoms people experience? How common is fever in this case?

For bacterial orchitis(not mumps or std) what are the most common symptoms people experience? How common is fever in this case?

Mostly get fe,you m: IN bacterial orchitis , you will get swollen enlarged testis and painful . It is tender to touch, skin over it may be tight and warm .One gets fever also, depending on severity of bacterial infection .and should be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible . ...Read more

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Does bacterial orchitis usually cause atrophy?? (Not an STI or mumps) if left untreated? And would it have to be left for a very long period to cause?

Does bacterial orchitis usually cause atrophy?? (Not an STI or mumps) if left untreated? And would it have to be left for a very long period to cause?

Here are some ...: Yes, it can be but widely vary depending on the degree of resultant tissue injury & circulation deprivation by infection over time. Being left untreated means let the natural battle between personal immune defense and bacteria to proceed and unfold. Sometimes the host win and win a big way, but at times a small or disastrous way. So, treat it actively if any possible so to minimize its sequel. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes a virus or bacteria?

Can you tell me is herpes a virus or bacteria?

Virus.: Herpes (hsv) is a virus (herpes simplex virus). This virus commonly infects epithelial cells (like skin cells and the cells lining mucus membranes). ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more