What causes the muck?

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The mumps or parotitis is caused by a virus belonging to the family Paramyxoviridae, which is in the Rubulavirus genus.

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The virus that causes this disease is located in the cells of the epithelium of the upper respiratory tract. This virus can be found in the respiratory secretions of those infected. The same, it is transmitted by drops of saliva that come out when we speak, we cough or sneeze.

This disease is transmitted from person to person, even if it has not presented any symptoms of mumps. Further, the virus that causes this condition has a medium-high level of contagiousness. In addition, it can only be found in humans.

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