Girl, 17, dies from complications after getting mumps on family holiday

Heartbroken household pay tribute to lady, 17, who fell sick with mumps on household vacation in Spain and died from issues

  • Molly Bower is believed to have gotten the an infection on a household vacation to Majorca
  • She tragically died final week. Her household at the moment are elevating cash for repatriation 

A teenage lady has died after she contracted mumps throughout a vacation to Spain and later developed issues.

Molly Bower, 17, from County Durham, died final week in Alcudia, Majorca after getting the an infection and changing into critically sick.

Her devastated household at the moment are attempting to lift the cash wanted to convey her house for a funeral.

Molly Bower, 17, tragically died after she contracted mumps whereas on vacation in Spain

Family and friends have informed of their shock and grief on-line following Molly’s demise, which is believed to have been on Friday.

Buddy Emma French wrote: ‘That is such heartbreaking information. Molly was a beautiful lady with an enormous coronary heart and I really feel privileged to have had the chance to know her and see her develop into the younger girl she was.

One other good friend, Tamzin Burnham added: ‘You have been a superb good friend and I’ll cherish our reminiscences. I am heartbroken.’

Molly’s aunt, Domnique Bower, launched a fundraising marketing campaign to pay for her repatriation final week, and it rapidly doubled the quantity requested for.

Dominique, who remains to be is Spain, wrote on the fundraiser: ‘To convey our child lady house it is going to value us £5,000. I am asking for a small donation or something that you may to do assist. Please, please, please get my stunning child house.’

The family were on holiday in Alcudia, Majorca when Molly tragically contracted the infection

The household have been on vacation in Alcudia, Majorca when Molly tragically contracted the an infection

After £9,000 was raised, she added: ‘Thanks a lot for reaching the goal.

‘Please preserve sharing and donating anything that may assist to offer my lady the perfect send-off she deserves.’

A spokesperson for the International and Commonwealth Workplace (FCO) mentioned: ‘Our employees are supporting the household of a British youngster following her demise in Spain, and are involved with the Spanish authorities.

‘Our sympathies are with the household at this troublesome time.’


Mumps is a viral an infection which spreads in the identical means as colds and flu – largely by means of the saliva of people who find themselves contaminated.

Round two thirds of sufferers develop signs and so they might take 14 to 25 days to develop after somebody is uncovered to the virus.

The commonest symptom is swelling of the parotid glands (saliva glands) along side the face, and folks may additionally endure from fever, headache, feeling sick, joint ache, and a lack of urge for food.  

Individuals involved they could have mumps ought to see a physician as a result of the signs will be just like different severe infections resembling tonsillitis or glandular fever and, whether it is confirmed to be mumps, sufferers ought to keep away from spreading it.

Many individuals within the UK are prone to be resistant to mumps as a result of it’s included within the MMR vaccine, which most individuals are given once they’re kids. 

Slips in vaccination charges can scale back immunity, nevertheless, and depart sure age teams uncovered.

There have been a complete of 6,735 mumps diagnoses in England in 2018, down from 7,723 in 2017.

Though most individuals get better from mumps with none severe negative effects, the virus can result in issues together with swelling of the pancreas or liver, and even meningitis.

There is no such thing as a treatment for mumps and remedy depends on relieving its signs.