Mumps Health Topics
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Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus, the symptoms of which include swelling in the jaw and neck. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at the mumps virus, including how it is transmitted, symptoms, and treatment options.
The mumps vaccine is your best protection against the mumps virus. This segment of the eMedTV archives provides in-depth information on the vaccine, including who should and should not get it.
As you might expect, the mumps virus is responsible for mumps. This page from the eMedTV archives explains who is most likely to be infected by it, how the virus is spread, and conditions that have symptoms similar to those seen with mumps.