‘Aids to Public Health’, 8th edition, by Llywelyn Roberts, Medical Officer for Sheffield, Says:
‘The salivary glands may swell up one after another and the patient is infectious for one week after the subsidence of the last swelling….infection without symptoms may occur. The disease is more serious after puberty, because orchitis may be a complication; it is, however, rare in adult life.’
MMR vaccination actually makes orchitis (swelling of the testicle) more likely because the antibodies generated by it only last around three to five years after injection and many vaccinated people aren’t immune, whereas people who had mumps as children have lifelong immunity and are protected from orchitis in adulthood.
One study of school children five to six years after vaccination found that many were not immune. Researchers wrote that 7% of mumps vaccinated children did not have detectible antibodies.
‘These data indicate that a large proportion of children vaccinated under routine conditions do not have detectible measles and mumps antibodies.’
Info On Mumps Vaccine From British National Formulary 1985 Edition, by British Medical Association
From page 385:
SINCE MUMPS AND IT’S COMPLICATIONS ARE VERY RARELY SERIOUS, THERE IS LITTLE INDICATION FOR ROUTINE USE OF A MUMPS VACCINE.
Joanna, founder of V.A.N, had mumps the disease as a little girl. Her symptoms were swollen neck glands (she couldn’t turn her head) and a very bad sore throat. She enjoyed the time off school and the ice-cream she was fed to ease the sore throat!).