How is mumps spread?

Question (Posted on :  16 Apr 2009 )


How is mumps spread?

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 16 Apr 2009 )


Mumps is spread by mucus or droplets from the nose or throat of an infected person, usually when a person coughs or sneezes. Surfaces of items (e.g. toys) can also spread the virus if someone who is sick touches them without washing their hands, and someone else then touches the same surface and then rubs their eyes, mouth, nose etc. (this is called fomite transmission).



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