Mumps- Symptoms, Causes and Prevention


Overview Mumps is a viral infection that affects mainly the saliva-producing (salivary) glands located between your mouth and near your ears. Mumps in one or both of those glands may cause swelling. Mumps was widespread in the U.S. before vaccination with the mumps became routine. The number of cases has shrunk significantly since then. Mumps outbreaks, however, still occur in the United States, and in recent years the number of cases has decreased. Typically speaking, these outbreaks involve individuals who are not vaccinated and occur in close contact environments such…

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