Mumps is a viral infection spread by saliva.
- Symptoms include swollen salivary glands and fever
- One in 200 develop encephalitis (brain inflammation) with a risk of deafness
- One in 5 males past puberty develop testicular inflammation with risk of permanent infertility
- It is now given combined with measles and rubella vaccination
Measles is a routine vaccination that may need to be updated prior to travel.