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Mump Outbreaks

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Mump outbreaks can occur any time of year. A major factor contributing to outbreaks is being in a crowded environment, such as attending the same class, playing on the same sports team, or living or sleeping with a person who has mumps. Kissing or sharing utensils, cups, lipstick or cigarettes, might increase the spread of the virus. (CDC, 2016) There are many ways to prevent yourself from getting the mumps. The best way is having good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer when you don't have soap and water available and try not to touch your face, eyes and nose. If you have to cough or sneeze, do so into a tissue or sleeve, try avoiding sneezing or coughing into your hands. Not sharing drinks or food, not touching contaminated
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