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This illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of a spherical-shaped, mumps virus particle that is studded with glycoprotein tubercles. The studs colorized reddish-brown, are known as F-proteins (fusion), and those colorized beige, are referred to as HN-proteins (hemagglutinin-neuraminidase).
Additional Information:
A member of the genus Rubulavirus, the mumps virus is the pathogen responsible for causing mumps in human beings, with an average incubation period of 16 to 18 days, and ranging between 12 to 25 days.

“Mumps can be prevented with MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine. MMR vaccine prevents most, but not all, cases of mumps and complications caused by the disease. Two doses of the vaccine are 88% (range: 66-95%) effective at preventing mumps; one dose is 78% (range: 49%-92%) effective.”

“CDC recommends that children routinely receive get two doses of MMR vaccine:

- the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and

- the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.

Children can receive the second dose earlier as long as it is at least 28 days after the first dose.”

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Allison M. Maiuri, MPH, CHES
Creation Date:2016
Photo Credit:Illustrator: Alissa Eckert
Links:CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD); Division of Viral Diseases; Mumps
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