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Diseases  >  Mumps
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Mumps is an acute viral illness. Until relatively recently mumps was viewed primarily as an illness that affected armies during times of mobilization. The incubation period for mumps is 14-18 days (range 14-25 days). The prodromal symptoms are nonspecific, and include myalgia, anorexia, malaise, headache, and low-grade fever.

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