Recently, the mumps virus has come back into the media spotlight. While outbreaks and cases continue to decline with increased preventative vaccine measures, they still happen in the hundreds per year. Recently, the NHL (National Hockey League) have seen minor outbreaks of Mumps. Outbreaks occur in places where close-contact is prevalent, such as schools, colleges, and other large gatherings. While preventative measures such as the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine are quite effective, it is not a guarantee against contracting the disease.
Mumps Virus and Infection
Mumps is a viral infection that is most predominantly seen in children. It typically infects the salivary glands, causing painful inflammation and swelling. It may also be accompanied by a fever, headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, chills, and overall malaise. While the symptoms are relatively minor in children and adolescents, the infection can be more severe in adults that carries a very small complication risk of encephalitis, meningitis, or pancreatitis. The virus is spread through contact of saliva and bodily excretions — inhaling contaminated air droplets or close-contact through sharing drinks and other methods also carry a risk of transmission. The virus has a long incubation period of 12-25 days from the point of first contraction. And a person is contagious anytime from 3 days prior to the onset of symptoms and up to 9 days thereafter, giving the virus plenty of time and opportunity to spread from one person to another.
Mumps and Infectious Disease — Professional Cleaning
After a mumps contamination or any other infectious disease, call the infectious disease cleaning experts at 11th Hour today for a free, confidential consultation. We use the industry standard cleaning procedures to ensure that all disinfected areas are 100% safe and habitable. Our proprietary 4-Step Bio-Wash process cleans all surfaces and effectively cleans the air of all contaminants. 11th Hour crews are available 24/7, work within the timeframe most convenient to you, and always use the utmost discretion when performing work. Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, or manage any facility that comes across an outbreak, we are here to help prevent the spread of any illness.
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