Mumps. Mumps is a viral illness transmitted by direct contact with saliva of an infected person. It begins with a headache and fever for a few days before the swelling of the parotid glands.
- Swelling of the parotid glands
- sore throat
- Face pain
- Neck Swelling
Complications of mumps include;
- Swelling of ovaries/testes
- Aseptic meningitis
- Sterility (Rare)
There is no specific treatment for mumps.
Mumps vaccine is a part of the MMR vaccine. The mumps part of the vaccine is effective. 90%-95% of people will be immune to mumps after the first dose.