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This is about my 8 mth old son. He was in contact with a child on Sunday, who became symptomatic of mumps on the following Saturday. How likely is he to get the disease? Also if he comes into contact with others who have been in contact with the sick child, will he still be at risk even if the others have had mumps before and are not sick themselves?


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replied August 8th, 2007
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Mumps is very contagious disease. If a person hasn’t been vaccinated against mumps or has never overcome mumps in the past, that person may get sick if s/he comes into contact with an infected person. Coming into contact with persons who had mumps in the past, however, is not a risk factor for getting mumps.


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