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Mumps

Mumps is a serious diseases caused by a virus.
It is spread person-to-person through the air. Mumps is very contagious.
Mumps can lead to deafness, brain or spinal cord infection, and painful swelling of the testicles.
Mumps virus is very contagious, so when one person gets infected, it's easy for the disease to spread. There have been many recent mumps outbreaks due to infected people bringing the disease into the United States from other countries.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps.
Mumps Vaccine Schedule
All children should get 2 doses of MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine starting at age 1. Some teens and adults may also need MMR vaccine if they didn't get 2 doses when they were younger.
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Mumps
Mumps
Find fact sheets for parents and children, resources, multimedia, and more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information about Mumps
Information about Mumps
Includes information about the disease, immunization, recommendations, and resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics
A Look at Each Vaccine: MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
A Look at Each Vaccine: MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
Questions and answers about the disease and vaccines from the Vaccine Education Center
Kids Health
Kids Health
About the infection, including signs and symptoms, contagiousness, prevention, incubation, duration and treatment
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Video Library
Video: MMR Vaccine - Vaccines and your Baby?
MMR Vaccine - Vaccines and your Baby: The MMR vaccine is a combination of three vaccines in one. This vaccine prevents measles, mumps and rubella.
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Personal Testimonies
Stories of suffering and loss
No mumps stories currently available
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More Mumps Information
Mumps: Make sure your child is protected
Mumps: Make sure your child is protected
Vaccine summary for parents
>> Spanish-language
Mumps Questions and Answers
Mumps Q&As
Mumps disease and vaccine information
Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby’s Shots
Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby’s Shots
By Ari Brown, MD, FAAP
Mumps: Overview for Parents
Overview for Parents
Frequently asked questions
>> Spanish-language
Mumps Fact Sheet
Mumps Fact Sheet
More in-depth information, includes a real-life story
Mumps Photos
Some of the images are quite graphic
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This page was reviewed on August 3, 2014
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The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), a non-profit organization, works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. IAC also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, healthcare organizations, and government health agencies.