Originally Posted by LongIsland
While they won't do mass testing, it would be nice to know. There are likely many asymptomatic cases that will go (and have gone) unreported.
Mumps is such a mild illness, a whopping one in 3 cases are thought to be completely asymptomatic.
In the prevax days, mumps related sterility was basically unheard of. About a decade after the introduction of the vax, the cases slowly started climbing in a trend that has continued until this day.
|As in the prevaccine era, most cases of mumps are still in children ages 5 to 14, but the proportion of young adults who become infected has been rising slowly over the last two decades.|