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Sheffield has an outbreak of mumps! I have never had mumps. Should I do anything/be worried/go in??

Date: 2009-04-01 01:12 pm (UTC)
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Have you been vaccinated against it?

Date: 2009-04-01 01:21 pm (UTC)
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not sure - am old!expect so.

Date: 2009-04-01 01:23 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm. I expect that you probably haven't been, actually.

Date: 2009-04-01 01:27 pm (UTC)
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I was but that was the 70s.

It's not so much a health risk to you but if you get it you become a carrier. I wouldn't worry about it, myself.

Date: 2009-04-01 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Interesting - I caught a mild case of mumps in the early 1980s, which suggests that I wasn't vaccinated. I'm less than a year younger than you, so it could be regional variation between health authorities.

Date: 2009-04-01 02:21 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and the "health risk to you" was directed at L. It would be a risk to you, if you weren't already immune!

Date: 2009-04-01 02:32 pm (UTC)
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I'm a 60s baby with a dr father? If vaccinated I don't get it then right? That's all I care about - no time to get mumps!!

Date: 2009-04-01 03:29 pm (UTC)
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Come now! I expect that you could do a marvellous Marlon Brando (as Kurtz/Corleone) impression!

Date: 2009-04-01 01:59 pm (UTC)
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Probably not unless you're a pubescent boy.

Date: 2009-04-01 03:03 pm (UTC)
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Funny, I thought Mumps was in Oldham, not Sheffield.

Shouldn't have *anything* to worry about TBH.

Date: 2009-04-01 03:06 pm (UTC)
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My only memory is that it made me look like a hamster. I suspect it was also bloody horrible, but I was only about six at the time.

Date: 2009-04-01 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Yep, same thing happened to me at about 16. It sort of hurt but wasn't awful for me; I recall it being weird having a sore throat on the outside as well.

call NHS Direct?

Date: 2009-04-01 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Having got mumps as an adult female myself, I don't recommend it -- it's agonising, although quite rare. It might be worth asking if you can get an MMR vaccination, if you're going to have to face exposure in the workplace.


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