Mumps is highly contagious and spreads rapidly among people who lives under the same roof. Though initial signs and symptoms often includes fever, muscle pain, headache, and feeling tired, the most distinctive is the painful swelling of one or both salivary glands. Symptoms in adults are often more severe than in children.
The Heartland virus tick-borne virus discovered in northwestern Missouri and is transmitted by the Lone Star Tick when feeding on blood. Symptoms may include high fever, lethargy, headaches, muscle pain, loss of appetite, among others. Elevated liver transaminases may also be present. Treatment is non-specific and the best option includes intravenous fluid administration and pain-relieve medication.