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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.

Symptoms

Complications of mumps include;

Treatment

There is no specific treatment for mumps.

Prevention

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.