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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 Basics

Mumps Information for Healthcare Professionals

Mumps Statistics

 

Mumps Basics

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

  • Mumps
    Fact sheet with general information about mumps, including symptoms, complications, tests, vaccination and treatment.
  • 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

  • Mumps Basics
    General information about Mumps, including symptoms, complications, tests, vaccination and treatment.
  • 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

Incidence of mumps disease in Georgia.

2011

2010