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My sister says she has parotitis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: If she had mumps,

Transmission could occur but she may have bacterial parotitis which is not spread from person to person.

In brief: If she had mumps,

Transmission could occur but she may have bacterial parotitis which is not spread from person to person.
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Usually not

Only the individuals who experience recurrent parotitis often have a positive family history.

In brief: Usually not

Only the individuals who experience recurrent parotitis often have a positive family history.
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