Serum - Protection from birth onwards
Frequently ask questions
Mumps is a common childhood viral disease mainly involving the parotid glands and other important organs of the body.
All un-immunized children in late age group 5-15 years of age and un-immunized adults.
Mumps spreads through air. Children get mumps through contact with others who are already infected with the mumps virus. The virus is spread through the air by coughing, sneezing, or simply talking.
Though Mumps is less severe as compared to Measles, it has been observed that 10-15% children are susceptible to this disease. The real problems are the serious complications it can cause
The most obvious sign of mumps is swelling of the cheeks and jaw, which is caused by inflammation in the salivary glands. This swelling usually lasts for 10 days associated with fever for 1-6 days. It affects various organs like salivary glands (Parotid glands), testicles (in boys) and ovary (in females), pancreas, and joints.
Mumps can cause severe complications in children like Orchitis in boys (inflammation of testicles), which may lead to infertility. Mumps can also affect reproductive organs in females. Moreover, Mumps can also cause permanent brain damage, deafness, joint pain and even diabetes.
Unfortunately, there is no sure treatment available for Mumps. Vaccination is the only way to prevent Mumps.
Usually MMR (Tresivac) vaccine is given to protect against Mumps. Tresivac should be administered at the age of 12-15 months, if missed anytime up to the age of 12-13 years.
Usually MMR (Tresivac) is well tolerated. However, in rare cases there are some chances of mild reactions like low/mild fever and parotitis.