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Mass vaccination against mumps has led to certain changes in the nature of the spread of this disease. If earlier they were mostly ill for children aged 3-6 years, then in recent decades there has been a significant “growing up” of infection. Children 3-6 years old get sick relatively rarely, but the incidence among schoolchildren has increased by 14 times. Now schoolchildren are almost two-thirds of all cases, and the remaining third are in adults. Moreover, among those who have previously been vaccinated for mumps, more severe forms of infection are recorded.
At the moment, more than 30% of the adult population does not have immunity against this “childhood” disease. Frequent outbreaks of infection in closed groups. In adults, the course of the disease is not very different from the classical form. The disease is characterized by an acute onset with an increase in body temperature to 38-40 ° C, with the appearance of signs of general intoxication, pulling pains and a feeling of tension in the parotid region, tinnitus, most patients have bilateral lesions of the parotid salivary glands. Within 4-5 days, the lesion reaches a maximum and disappears after another 7-10 days. Continue reading