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Vaccine Preventable Diseases & Immunizations

Find out more about the diseases you may encounter, and the vaccine information that can help protect you.

Mumps

WHAT IS IT?

  • Mumps is a viral infection transmitted through the respiratory route. It causes fever and swelling of the glands in the mouth and throat area and, in men, may affect the testicles.19

PREVENTION TIPS

  • When possible, avoid situations where you will be in close contact with large groups of individuals
  • Maintain a strict hygiene regimen, such as washing your hands before eating
  • Ensure your immunizations are up to date20

Consult your travel physician for additional health information.

For more information visit: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/diseases.htm

IMMUNIZATIONS

  • Immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles) is customarily given during childhood21
  • If your travel plans will interrupt the normal immunization schedule for your children, discuss their needs with your physician21
  • Speak to your health care provider to see if you may need a vaccination21

HELP PROTECT YOURSELF

Vaccines can help protect you from diseases that are still common in many parts of the world. Make certain you contact your health care provider and determine which vaccines you should receive before you travel.

COMBINATION VACCINES

There are combination vaccines that help protect against multiple diseases that may reduce the number of shots you need. Mumps is included in these vaccines.

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Diseases to Guard Against

When you’ve added your destinations, it is recommended that you take this list to your doctor so you can discuss relevant vaccinations before you travel.

Travel vaccines help protect you from illnesses present in other parts of the world, and help prevent the importation of infectious diseases across international borders. Which vaccinations you need depends on a number of factors, including your age, health status, and previous immunizations.

COMBINATION VACCINES

There are combination vaccines that help protect against multiple diseases that may reduce the number of shots you need.

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