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What does it look like when you have mumps?

Page last updated 02 July 2018

Mumps, as the name suggests, causes swelling of the parotid glands. These glands are found in the cheeks and just below the ears. The swelling of these glands causes immense pain. 

Symptoms occur between 14-25 days following infection. 

Sources & Citations

  1. NSW Government. Department of Health. Mumps Fact Sheet. Available at (accessed 4 April 2018).
  2. Centers for Disease Control. Photos of Mumps. Available at (accessed 4 April 2018).
  3. Mayo Clinic. Mumps Signs and Symptoms. Available at (accessed 4 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0135a - Date of preparation May 2018