ABOUT MUMPS OUT­BREAKS:

New Straits Times - - NEWS / INFOGRAPHIC -

Can oc­cur if the per­son does not have im­mu­nity against mumps

Vac­ci­nat­ing chil­dren in­creases in­di­vid­ual pro­tec­tive­ness

It oc­curs as a small per­cent­age of chil­dren have not re­ceived mumps vac­ci­na­tion

Early de­tec­tion of mumps in­fec­tion is usu­ally dif­fi­cult be­cause per­son-to-per­son trans­mis­sion of the mumps virus oc­curs days be­fore symp­toms ap­pear Clo­sure of schools not com­monly nec­es­sary should the schools carry out pub­lic health mea­sures ef­fec­tively

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