What Is the Mumps?

By james
Oct 7, 2020
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2. Causes

As mentioned, mumps is a viral disease. It can have a number of effects on the patient, and perhaps the most notable is that it will affect the patient’s saliva glands. This helps to cause some symptoms that make the mumps disease quite distinctive in comparison to other diseases.

The virus is typically spread through tiny droplets of bodily fluid belonging to an infected person when they cough or sneeze. These droplets can then be inhaled or ingested, infecting the patient directly. The droplets can also land on surfaces where they will remain, potentially infecting other people who come into contact with those surfaces.


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