Mumps – Recent outbreaks in Washington state, info you should know:


Call your doctor if you or your child have the signs of mumps: swollen cheeks or jaw with fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite. People more likely to get mumps include babies less than 1 year old, children over the age of one who have not received at least one dose of mumps vaccine (MMR vaccine), and Adults born on or after 1957 who have not been vaccinated or have not had mumps before. Prevent mumps by getting the vaccine, staying away from people who have mumps, washing your hands with soap and water, and don’t share cups, spoons, forks, baby bottles or other utensils. If you think you have mumps stay home and away from other people, including your family, until you can see your doctor.