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Mumps is an acute viral illness caused by the mumps virus. Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite; followed by swelling of the salivary glands.


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      • Measles facts
      • What is measles? What does measles look like?
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      • What adverse reactions or side effects can occur with the measles vaccination?
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