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Mumps disease affect the salivary gland

Mumps is a disease caused by a virus and spread human-to-human via direct contact, and airborne droplets. It is sometimes called epidemic parotitis and generally affects the salivary glands. the disease may begin on one side of the mouth but both glands are affected in most cases. 

Initial symptoms are, 
  • headache, 
  • malaise, and fever, 
  • and after some time swelling of the parotid (salivary) glands.

Mumps is generally a mild childhood disease, most often affecting children between 5 to 9 years old age. the virus occurs only in humans .vaccine is available for mumps. which is given by routine immunization programs.

The vaccine is most often incorporated into national immunization programs in a combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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