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Is it possible to have mumps twice?
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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mumps
Only if your mumps titer (the antibody level in the blood to the mumps virus) gets too low.
If you are immunocompromised you could be at risk.

In brief: Mumps
Only if your mumps titer (the antibody level in the blood to the mumps virus) gets too low.
If you are immunocompromised you could be at risk.
Dr. Robert Stachler
Dr. Robert Stachler
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes but
It is very rare. There is only one serotype of the virus known to cause infection and if you were infected once typically you are thought to have lifelong immunity.
There are case reports of persons having a second occurrence of mumps, but it is rare enough that there is no rate data for such an occurrence.

In brief: Yes but
It is very rare. There is only one serotype of the virus known to cause infection and if you were infected once typically you are thought to have lifelong immunity.
There are case reports of persons having a second occurrence of mumps, but it is rare enough that there is no rate data for such an occurrence.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. James Ferguson
The parotid glands can also be infected by other viruses or bacteria that trigger identical swelling.This can lead some to assume they had recurrent mumps.
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