What Are the Mumps?
The mumps are a highly contagious illness that cause the inflammation of the salivary glands. They’re caused by a virus that is easily transmittable through airways. The most common symptoms are the following:
- A visible inflammation of the saliva-producing glands situated close to the ears
- A light to moderate fever
The illness commonly affects children, but can also be transmitted to teens and young adults. The mumps are an illness largely benign in children, but can be more serious in cases of teens and young adults.
You can protect yourself against the mumps thanks to the ROR vaccine, which is recommended by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services.
How to Treat the Mumps in Athletes?
The mumps are easily transmitted among athletes. Locker rooms and grounds are common places for the transmission of contagious illnesses, most notably due to:
- Saliva transmission (mouthpiece protectors, water bottles)
- Perspiration (which comes into contact with other athletes, on the benches, etc.)
- Breathing (transmission in the air and shared spaces, runny nose)
- Touch (high fives between teammates)
The mumps can quickly affect a sports team, especially since an athete who contracts the virus can easily contaminate his teammates. Even more, afflicted players must quarantine themselves for at least five days.
Prevention of the mumps in sports is critical. This illness can cause major issues and complications for athletes. Prevention of the mumps allows your sports team to stay in the game throughout the season.
The most effective prevention method is the ROR vaccines, which not only protects against the mumps but also against the measles and rubella. This vaccine is completely safe and good for life.
It is important to avoid direct contact between a contaminated athlete and his other teammates who have not been vaccinated.
Mumps Prevention in sports: The biosports.team Service
biosports.team helps with the prevention of mumps in athletes, thanks to its specialized decontamination service. biosports.team offers you more than prevention; our service disinfects and protects sports environments against the spread of illnesses in sports clubs and among athletes.
Thanks to its unique vaporization system that attacks aerial viruses, even the tiniest spaces, such as lighting systems and under the floor, are disinfected. In addition, we also clean sporting equipment without any risk of damage.
Unlike other cleaning methods, biosports.team uses only biodegradable products that are chemical and pesticide-free, and aren’t toxic or dangerous to people with frequent allergies. Our products also don’t require any rinsing. Athletes are free to use their equipment in less than 30 minutes after disinfection.
Count on biosports.team to provide you a quality service with visible results.
A controlled environment is an important element in the preparation of top athletes. biosports.team allows us to be at the forefront as a Canadian federation by helping to ensure our top athletes are better protectedNicolas Gill, CEO - Judo Canada Chief Executive
We started a pilot project with four of our teams in October 2016 with biosports.team and the project went smoothly and exactly as we wanted to protect our teams. On our players has been postponed and the result is favourableGilles Courteau, QMJHL Commissioner
Decontamination of large area using fogging technologies offers many potential advantages over current decontamination manual practices, which are time consuming and subject to error and hand wiping often leaves hard to reach areas contaminatedCanadian Safety and Security Program