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Is there more than one mumps virus strain going around?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Only one mumps

Parotitis , the single or doublesided swelling of the parotid gland is the classical feature of mumps.
There is one mumps virus. However, there are multiple other viruses and some bacteria that can cause infection/swelling in the parotid glands. Just having swollen parotid glands does not mean you have mumps.

In brief: Only one mumps

Parotitis , the single or doublesided swelling of the parotid gland is the classical feature of mumps.
There is one mumps virus. However, there are multiple other viruses and some bacteria that can cause infection/swelling in the parotid glands. Just having swollen parotid glands does not mean you have mumps.
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