Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mel | 2011/04/11

Q.

MUMPS

Help! We are in Italy on holiday and my son of 6 got mumps! He has had the MR injection, we were advised that we can not travelby plane for at least 10 days! IS this accurate information?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Mumps is a viral infection of the parotid glands.The swelling usually starts to go down after about 3 days Did your son have his booster MMR? Children with mumps are infectious from 3 days before the mumps swelling appears until 5 days after the start of the illness.

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