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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
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In brief: Mumps incubation?
The incubation period of mumps is 14-18 days, but can range from 14-25 days.

In brief: Mumps incubation?
The incubation period of mumps is 14-18 days, but can range from 14-25 days.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Variable
The normal incubation period is listed as 16-18 days before the onset of parotid gland swelling.
The range is 12-25 days. The virus can be isolated from saliva 7 days before to 9 days after the gland starts to swell. Droplet isolation is recommended for 5 days after the onset of swelling. See: the red book 28ed.468-472, 2009.

In brief: Variable
The normal incubation period is listed as 16-18 days before the onset of parotid gland swelling.
The range is 12-25 days. The virus can be isolated from saliva 7 days before to 9 days after the gland starts to swell. Droplet isolation is recommended for 5 days after the onset of swelling. See: the red book 28ed.468-472, 2009.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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