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Mumps

  • By: John Walsh
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Mumps is an acutely contagious disease caused by a virus that most typically affects young people under the age of 15. In children, mumps can be uncomfortable but is not generally medically dangerous, although its incidence in adults, which is also ...

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