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Mode of Infection
- Swollen, painful salivary glands on one or both sides of your face
- Loss of appetite
- Pain wile chewing or swallowing
Because mumps is caused by a virus, antibiotics aren't effective. Like most viral illnesses, a mumps infection must simply run its course. Fortunately, most children and adults recover from an uncomplicated case of mumps within about two weeks.
As a general rule, you're no longer considered contagious and may safely return to work or school one week after a diagnosis of mumps.