JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - In medical terms, mumps are known as Parotitis. This disease mostly affects children.
Summarizing an article from dr. Made, the symptoms of this disease include fever and swelling in the upper neck or lower cheek.
Mumps is caused by a virus infection of Paramixovirus through the saliva of people who contract the disease. Due to the easy way of infection, mumps disease will spread very quickly, especially in a dense environment.
"The incubation period, or the period since germs enter the body until the first onset of symptoms is 18 days," said dr. Made.
Symptoms of Parotitis, among others, include fever, weakness, difficulty opening the mouth, swelling of the parotid gland in the cheek, in adult males can also occur swelling of the testicles, inflammation of the pancreas, and many more symptoms.
Treatment of Mumps is not as specific as other viral infections, as treatment is only to ease the symptoms. This disease usually will dissipate and heal within 3 to 4 days.