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Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - Mumps

Author(s)Health Protection Agency
AbstractGuidelines on the Management of Communicable Diseases in Schools and Nurseries : Mumps. This document provides details of mode of transmission - definition of onset/incubation period; risk of transmission - duration of shedding; period of infectiousness - serial interval; exclusion period. Exclusion may be ineffective as the virus is often passed on before onset of parotitis.It could beargued that exclusion is not needed because thedisease is usually mild and most school contacts should be immune.
Date of last revision by publisher04/30/2003
Date of last review by us06/25/2007
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