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.

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