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Mumps is caused by a virus similar in nature to the influenza virus. Mumps usually causes fever, headache, and swollen, glands under the jaw. The initial symptoms of mumps include neck or ear pain, loss of appetite, , headache, and low-grade fever. Up to one-third of infected persons have minimal or no . of disease. Swelling of salivary glands in the lower jaw is the most common symptom with the involved gland soon becoming visibly enlarged salivary glands on either side of the face may be affected and any of single or multiple salivary gland may occur. Severe pain can accompany the swelling, which tends to occur within the first 2 days, and may first be noted as an earache with to touch. These symptoms tend to decrease after 1 week and are usually gone within 2 weeks.
symptoms include a headache, and mild meningitis, which is an inflammation in the of the brain or spinal cord, and about 1 out of every 4 teenage or adult males with mumps will have a painful swelling of the testicles for several days. This usually does not make a person sterile and to father children. Mumps can also cause several more severe complications such as swelling or inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), or hearing . Before there was a mumps , many children had hearing loss caused by mumps. Mumps has been one of the leading causes of acquired in ; onset may be sudden or gradual and deafness may be complete or permanent. Other complications involve organs such as the heart, pancreas, and ovaries.Transient arthritis has been reported in some males. Complete is the rule. While due to mumps have been reported, from mumps are rare. No conclusive evidence exists to link birth defects with mumps infection during .