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Mumps (cont.)

Mumps Causes

Mumps is mainly caused by a virus. The incubation period (from initial infection to symptoms) is from 16-18 days, ranging from 12-25 days after exposure. The period when someone is most infectious to others is from one to two days before and five days after the onset of swelling in the glands.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/5/2012

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Mumps is a single-stranded RNA virus and a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Paramyxovirus.

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