Friday, December 21, 2007


A distant male cousin of mine who lived in our house while he worked in Gaisano Tacloban was forced to take a leave of absence because he had mumps. Although this disease is not serious in children, it may cause undesirable effects in adults.

The poor guy eventually lost his job because his absences exceeded more than what was allowed by the department store, so he had to go back to his hometown while he search for a new job. He is fine now, though I didn’t have the heart to tell him that having contracted mumps in adulthood (with painful testicular swelling in male adults), he may already be infertile.



Quentin X said...

It is sad that a preventable disease such as mumps are still around. Vaccination should be freely available.

Anonymous said...

errr...a person get mumps only once per lifetime ryt??? :( :)

Phoenix said...

@ quentin x: how true

@ Josh: yup, once you get sick you get lifetime immunity. Parang chickenpox- may maganda kung bata ka pa magkasakit.. pag adult na masyadong maraming complications


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