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What is the mumps a bacteria or a virus?

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Amanda Xi
General Practice
9 doctors agree

In brief: Virus

Mumps (or rubulavirus) is a virus.
Infection can be prevented with immunization with the MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccination.

In brief: Virus

Mumps (or rubulavirus) is a virus.
Infection can be prevented with immunization with the MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccination.
Amanda Xi
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Dr. Mark Diamond
The picture of the rash is generally not associated with mumps
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Virus

Mumps is a virus which has potentially has serious complications including sterility in men, brain damage and even death.
It is , fortunately, preventable by safe vaccination.And as a virus, antibiotics do not help.

In brief: Virus

Mumps is a virus which has potentially has serious complications including sterility in men, brain damage and even death.
It is , fortunately, preventable by safe vaccination.And as a virus, antibiotics do not help.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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