General Information

Mumps is a disease caused by a virus. It usually starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, followed by swollen salivary glands.

It is contagious and spreads from person to person through the air or by direct contact with saliva or infected droplets.

You can protect yourself and your family against mumps with vaccination.


Mumps virus

Data and Statistics

Mumps update, P-02340 (PDF)

Information for Providers

Contact Information

Wisconsin Local Health DepartmentsRegional officesTribal agencies

Wisconsin immunization program staff

Last Revised: October 7, 2021