Mumps Articles A-Z
Mumps Prevention - Mumps Virus
This page contains links to eMedTV Mumps Articles containing information on subjects from Mumps Prevention to Mumps Virus. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
Descriptions of Articles
- Mumps Prevention
The most effective way to avoid mumps is to get vaccinated. However, other techniques can be used as well. This eMedTV article provides several suggestions for mumps prevention, such as frequent hand-washing.
- Mumps Symptoms
As this eMedTV article explains, of all the mumps symptoms, swelling of the salivary glands is probably the most recognizable, but it isn't necessarily the most common. Other symptoms of mumps include fever, sore throat, and chills.
- Mumps Transmission
Mumps transmission most often occurs through coughing and sneezing. This eMedTV article explains in detail how the virus is transmitted in this way and offers additional transmission methods, such as touching a surface infected with the virus.
- Mumps Vaccine
The mumps vaccine is your best protection against the mumps virus. This segment of the eMedTV archives provides in-depth information on the vaccine, including who should and should not get it.
- Mumps Virus
As you might expect, the mumps virus is responsible for mumps. This page from the eMedTV archives explains who is most likely to be infected by it, how the virus is spread, and conditions that have symptoms similar to those seen with mumps.