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

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Last Revised: March 11, 2021