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What does it look like when you have mumps?

Page last updated 09 April 2020

Most people with mumps experience experience swelling of one or both of the parotid salivary glands. These glands are found in the cheeks and just below the ears. The swelling of these glands causes tenderness and pain.

Symptoms occur between 1225 days following infection.

Sources & Citations

2. NSW Government. Mumps Fact Sheet. Available at: (accessed 13 March 2020).

4. Australian Government, Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook. Mumps. Available at: (accessed 13 March 2020).

7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mumps. For Healthcare Providers.  Available at (accessed 17 March 2020).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0135(1) - Date of preparation April 2020