Protect Yourself Against Mumps

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Infographic: Protect Yourself Against Mumps

Protect Yourself Against Mumps

MMR vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps!

There is no treatment for mumps if you get it

[Illustration of vial labeled MMR and syringe]

Keep from spreading mumps

  • Don’t share things that have saliva on them [Illustration of water bottle, and cup with a red line through them indicating do not share]
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes [Illustration of male sneezing into tissue]
  • Stay home when you are sick [Illustration of female in bed with frown on sleeping face]
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water [Illustration of hands rubbing bubbling bar of soap]
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces [Illustration of bucket, sponge, cleaning spray bottle, and rubber gloves]

Signs and symptoms of mumps

Mumps is best known for the puffy cheeks and swollen jaw that it causes. [illustration of male with swollen checks and pain in jaw]

Fever [illustration of female with grimace on face, thermometer in mouth, and arms clutching shoulders for warmth]

Headache [illustration of male with grimace on face, holding head in pain]

Loss of appetite [illustration of female with grimace on face, turning down offer of pizza]

Muscle aches [illustration of male with grimace on face, holding arm in pain]

Tiredness [illustration of female yawning]

Vaccination Also Helps Prevent Mumps Complications

Complications can include swelling of the:

  • Testicles
  • Ovaries
  • Breasts
  • Pancreas
  • Brain
  • Spinal cord tissue

[illustration of hospital building]

If you have symptoms, stay home and away from others. Contact your doctor or health services at your institution.

Ask your student health services about where you can get vaccinated

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