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Diseases » Mumps

Mumps is an acute viral disease of one or more of the salivary glands usually the parotid, and some times the sublingual or submaxillary glands.

It is caused by mumps virus and is the most common childhood disease worldwide. The symptoms are generally not severe in children. In adult males and females, complications such as infertility or subfertility are more common, although still rare in absolute terms.

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