Mumps is a contagious viral infection that occurs mainly in school-aged children. Immunisation with MMR vaccine prevents the disease. People with mumps should stay away from others for nine days after the onset of swelling of the salivary glands.

Further information

For further information please see the fact sheet or contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.

Current as at: Tuesday 2 May 2023
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