Mumps: Symptom and Causes


  • Swollen, painful salivary glands on one or both sides of your face (parotitis)
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sore throat 
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain while chewing or swallowing
  • Dry mouth
  • Mild abdominal pain
Mumps symptoms


The mumps are caused by a virus. The virus is spread from person-to-person by respiratory droplets (for example, when you sneeze) or by direct contact with items that have been contaminated with infected saliva.

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