Don't worry about mumps!

An easily preventable viral infection.

The Mumps virus is an extremely preventable disease-causer.

The Mumps virus is the causative agent of mumps, a well-known common childhood disease characterized by swelling of the parotid glands, salivary glands and other tissues, causing high morbidity and in some cases more serious complications such as deafness. Natural infection is currently restricted to humans and the virus is transmitted by direct contact, droplet spread, or contaminated objects. It is considered a vaccine-preventable disease, although lots of outbreaks have occurred in recent years in developed countries such as America, in areas of poor vaccine uptake. These have allowed the further evaluation of its efficacy.