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How To Recognize A False Alarm

A False Alarm: A false report of an epidemic occurring in the community has to come from a source we have never received any information about; often from family members and friends of the victim. Often it’s from people who haven’t heard from the victim at all for many months.”

Many people are alarmed if they hear the word “Mumps” because they consider the disease a bad omen, especially when coming from someone they know. This fear is understandable. Mumps may be one of the most frightening diseases people have ever come across. It has been estimated that only one in seven women will get fully recoverable from the disease, and it can cause meningitis, encephalitis, meningeal fever, and paralysis to an extent that no one knows what to do to stop. The disease was first described by Thomas Jefferson in 1815 in a letter to Thomas R. Lovell. Although at that time it only affected men, it has since been expanded to affect women as well.

An Mumps Case with a Headache Mumps is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. It is commonly seen in the summer, and the onset of symptoms appears soon after. Although it is sometimes thought to be an acute illness, it is not contagious for several days after being diagnosed.

Mumps Vaccination and Health

In the US, mumps is currently one of the most common preventable childhood diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that kids get vaccinated before they become sexually active. The vaccine for children includes the live and attenuated mumps virus vaccine. Some people may decide to get the booster shot at age 19 to prevent illness from mumps for the first time during their lifetime. The vaccine is also available for adults.

Mumps is a contagious disease. The best way to avoid being infected is to stay away from others that might be infected. It needs to be noted that not everyone will get symptomatic. So if you notice any of the following symptoms – fatigue, fever, headaches, muscle aches – go see a doctor right away: A sore throat, difficulty swallowing, pain around the mouth or jaw, swelling behind the eyes, or red or swelling eyes.

An Mumps Case with a Headache Symptoms vary from person to person, and can vary quite a bit day-to-day. Headaches are more common than other physical symptoms, and sometimes can be quite severe. They are usually a headache that lasts for between one and two days. They can come and go and are usually preceded by a feeling of something in your throat or an uncomfortable feeling.

Mumps Symptoms The best way to test if you have been infected is to visit your doctor so he or she can run a mumps test. The test can be done in the doctor’s office or using an office test kit. Most importantly, make sure you are fully vaccinated before going to the doctor. The following is a list of common mumps symptoms: Headache Most people have a headache or migraine before an outbreak. It is usually worse after exposure to the mumps virus, but it can also occur without any exposure to the virus. Headaches that occur when coming down from a food, alcohol or drug overdose are also known to be a symptom of mumps. If you have mumps, go see a doctor immediately!

Fatigue Fatigue occurs because you feel drowsy after an episode of coughing or sneezing. It is often a symptom that occurs in smaller children. Some children complain of feeling tired, but that is due to a problem with their immune system functioning. It is normal for children to be tired when coming down from an all day event or a trip around the world.

Fever Fever is another common mumps symptom. Symptoms of fever are typically a headache, lethargy and fatigue.

The Mumps Vomiting If you feel like you are having a bad bout of the mumps, get vaccinated. Vomiting, however, is also common in children and adults. People have no idea they are catching mumps, but they do not feel normal.