We are currently looking for patients who have been diagnosed as having the Mumps. If you, or someone you know have been recently diagnosed with “acute” Mumps we need you. Plasma is the crucial component in the test kits that are being used to diagnose patients with Mumps and your plasma is needed to ensure these tests kits do not run out or go on back order.
You can donate plasma and help others all while being compensated for doing so. Participants can earn up to $500 each time they donate and you can safely donate 2x in a 7 day period. The plasma process (donation time) is very quick and is performed in licensed, FDA inspected facilities which are also licensed by their state and local government offices.
To learn more about how you can help and to participate please visit us at http://www.accessclinical.com, or by calling us at 800-510-4003 to discuss it further. All calls are confidential.
Signs & Symptoms of Mumps
Mumps is best known for the puffy cheeks and swollen jaw that it causes. This is a result of swollen salivary glands.
The most common symptoms include:
- Muscle aches
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears on one or both sides (parotitis)
Symptoms typically appear 16-18 days after infection, but this period can range from 12-25 days after infection.
Some people who get mumps have very mild or no symptoms, and often they do not know they have the disease.
Most people with mumps recover completely in a few weeks.
Transmission of Mumps
Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads through saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat. An infected person can spread the virus by
- coughing, sneezing, or talking,
- sharing items, such as cups or eating utensils, with others, and
- touching objects or surfaces with unwashed hands that are then touched by others.
Mumps likely spreads before the salivary glands begin to swell and up to five days after the swelling begins.
Complications of Mumps
Mumps can occasionally cause complications, especially in adults.
- inflammation of the testicles (orchitis) in males who have reached puberty; rarely does this lead to fertility problems
- inflammation of the brain (encephalitis)
- inflammation of the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord (meningitis)
- inflammation of the ovaries (oophoritis) and/or breast tissue (mastitis)