An outbreak of mumps in a Czech region
Usually mumps has moderate course, it can cause serious problems as well, such as deafness, orchitis or infertility in boys.
Mumps can spread through the saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat by cough, sneezing, or by sharing items such as cups or eating utensils.
Common symptoms of mumps are fever, muscle ache, headache, exhaustion, swollen salivary glands under the ears or jaw.
In Czech Republic the immunization against mumps is obligatory and is processed through the measles-mumps-rubella shot (called the MMR shot).
First shot is recommended in the age of 13th to 18th month and the second between 5 and 6 years of life
Consult your doctor or check up your immunization record to find out that you have all obligatory vaccinations.