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What Is Mumps?

Mumps is a contagious viral infection

Mumps is an acute viral infection that causes the salivary glands of a person’s face to swell up. Most people who have been infected with mumps tend to recover within two weeks and have lifelong immunity against the disease[1].

  1. National Health Service. (2021). 'Mumps'. NHS. 24 September 2021. Available at: <>.

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