Mumps

Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by the mumps virus. Mumps typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, and is followed by swelling of salivary glands. Anyone who is not immune from either previous mumps infection of from vaccination can get mumps.



Mumps Health Advisories


The Georgia Department of Public Health issued the below Mumps Health Advisories on January 19, 2017.



 Mumps Basics


General information about mumps, including symptoms, complications, treatment and vaccination.



  • About Mumps
    General information from the CDC about mumps, including transmission, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Also includes photos.

Reporting



  • Reporting Mumps
    All suspect cases of mumps should be reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Find out more about what needs to be reported, who needs to report diseases, which forms to use and where to find out more about the disease.

Vaccine Information




Mumps Information for Health Professionals


Information on mumps for health professionals, including clinical features and epidemiology, how to report cases, vaccine information, and official recommendations.


Clinical Features and Epidemiology



  • Clinical Information
    Information about mumps, including clinical features, medical management, antibiotics and preventive measures.


Mumps Laboratory Testing


Mumps should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with parotitis or swelling of the salivary glands, regardless of vaccination history. DPH encourages health care providers to consider other infectious and non-infectious causes of parotitis, since negative lab results cannot be used to rule out mumps infection.


If mumps is suspected, laboratory testing should be performed. Acute mumps infection can be detected by the presence of serum mumps IgM, a significant rise in IgG antibody titer in acuteand convalescent-phase serum specimens, IgG seroconversion, positive mumps virus culture, or detection of virus by real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR).



Reporting



  • Reporting Mumps
    All suspect cases of mumps should be reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Find out more about what needs to be reported, who needs to report diseases, which forms to use and where to find out more about the disease.



Mumps Statistics











































Suspect, Probable and Confirmed Mumps Cases in Georgia - 2007-2017
YearCases (n)
20070
20084
20091
20105
20115
20125
201316
20142
20153
2016*16
2017*23
* Data is provisional and subject to change.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



Page last updated 03/08/17