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Mumps is a viral disease that often results in fever and swelling of the neck. In addition to these classic symptoms, mumps can cause things like:
 
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite.
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Antibiotics and other medications are unable to treat this condition, since it is caused by a virus. Treatment involves managing a person's symptoms while the body fights the infection. Thanks to the mumps vaccine, this disease is rare in the United States (under 1,000 cases per year).
 
(To read the full-length article containing information on complications, prognosis, and the incubation period, click Mumps.)
 
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