Brumbies with the mumps

johnboy 3 May 2007 4

If you could think of a worse time of the year for the Brumbies squad to get the mumps I’d love to hear it.

The ABC has the chilling news that Richard Stanford and Luke Burgess have been isolated with the disease, but the rest of the squad have passed blood tests and been cleared to fly to New Zealand.


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GnT GnT 9:38 pm 06 May 07

Yes, you can be vaccinated against mumps. It is in the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) immunisation given at 12 months and 4 years. I would have thought these guys would have had it.

And yes, contracting mumps as an adult male can make you infertile.

Any blokes still reading this who haven’t been vaccinated, I’d advise you to ask your doctor – you seriously don’t want to get it!

terubo terubo 6:56 am 04 May 07

Not pleasant for adult males. You have to lie on your back for a week, with your testes on a plate.

-Still attached, of course.

Ralph Ralph 10:31 pm 03 May 07

I don’t think so. I thought mumps was one of those things you get as a kid and you never catch it again.

Doesn’t contracting mumps at adult age make males infertile?

ant ant 10:26 pm 03 May 07

Isn’t that a disease people get needles to prevent?

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