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Mumps Toolkit

 OVERVIEW  | REGULATIONS & GUIDELINES | BEST PRACTICES | INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES 


Overview             

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, followed by swollen salivary glands. You can protect yourself and your family against mumps with vaccination.

Mumps is no longer very common in the United States, but outbreaks continue to occur. Outbreaks have most commonly occurred in places where people have had prolonged, close contact with a person who has mumps, such as attending the same class, playing on the same sports team, or living in the same dormitory.

 

Source: CDC

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Regulations & Guidelines                     

CDC

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WHO

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MedlinePlus

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MayoClinic.org Mumps

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Best Practices                  
Key Learnings as of August 2015

Mumps Prevention and Control in Healthcare Settings
Mumps transmission in healthcare settings, while not common, has occurred in past outbreaks, involving hospitals and long-term care facilities housing adolescents and adults. Information about what measures to take to prevent and control mumps in healthcare settings can be found under the Healthcare Setting section of the Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (5th Edition, 2012), Chapter 9: Mumps

Source: CDC

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FAQs

 Mumps: Questions and Answers

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Instructional Resources                  
Fact Sheets

Facts About Mumps

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