Mumps

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Organism

Mumps

A virus from the family Paramyxovirus.

Disease is spread by respiratory droplets; infectivity precedes the symptom by 1 day and may last a week.

Incubation period is 14–21 days, average 18 days.

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Organism

Mumps

A virus from the family Paramyxovirus.

Disease is spread by respiratory droplets; infectivity precedes the symptom by 1 day and may last a week.

Incubation period is 14–21 days, average 18 days.

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