What are the main transmission routes for Mumps?

Mumps is a highly infectious illness that can be transmitted by direct or indirect contact with the patient. The virus spreads at its fastest 3 days before and 5 days after the swelling of the parotid glands. The following are the most important transmission paths:

  • Coughing or sneezing causes saliva to scatter.
  • Utensils, bedsheets, towels, combs, and other typical objects of usage are shared.
  • Sharing open areas such as rooms, swimming pools, and other amenities
  • After washing paws, directly touching objects handled by a Mumps patient
  • Cosmetics are shared.