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Mumps (caused by the Rubulavirus)

An infectious acute viral disease affecting the parotid glands. The gonads, meninges and pancreas can also be affected. The causative agent is a paramyxovirus. Humans are the only natural host for this disease.

Common symptoms include weakness, fever, sore throat, malaise and puffiness to the cheeks (due to parotid gland swelling). Patients are contagious 3 days prior to the onset of symptoms until the swelling is gone (approx. 9 days after) (range 6 days before - 12 days after). Recovery is generally in 2 weeks. The disease is spread through direct contact with saliva, respiratory secretions, airborne dropelets or fomites.

A vaccine against mumps was licenced in 1967. Since the vaccine, outbreaks in the US are not that common, but 16,000 cases were reported in England, in 2004.


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Paramyxovirus (mumps)

I think that you have to realize that the Mumps causing virus is only one of the paramyxovirus (or more correctly: belonging to the paramyxoviridae family of virus). The virus causing Mumps is specific to human, but in the paramyxovirus family, ...

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by canalon
Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:44 am
 
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Re: Paramyxovirus (mumps)

Have you googled it? Because I have and the answer is in the first link. I feel like sharing so here it is: http://pathmicro.med.sc.edu/mhunt/mump-meas.htm

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by Sepals
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:28 pm
 
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Re: Paramyxovirus (mumps)

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by Sepals
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:16 pm
 
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Paramyxovirus (mumps)

... source, with links to first hand scientific data: http://vsearch.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?v%3Aproject=medlineplus&query=mumps

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by canalon
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:35 pm
 
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Paramyxovirus (mumps)

I am doing a project on Mumps, and the virus which causes mumps. Are there any recommended websites to look on that are trustworthy?

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by Mikey
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:22 pm
 
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