Mumps is a highly contagious disease. Antibiotics are not an option because mumps is a viral infection.
An individual is infectious from three days before symptoms appear to nine days after. No severe complications of mumps have been reported.
The best thing you can do to protect yourself is practice good hygiene, like washing your hands, not touching your nose, eyes or mouth, and covering your cough and sneezes.
Any suspected case of mumps should be reported to the local health department.
One dose is better than none and two doses are better than one.
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