mumps mumps  /ˈməmps/


  • (n) an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands


  1. After children become immune to mumps, they can no longer infect other people.
  2. Eight of the kids began exhibiting signs of autism days after receiving the MMR vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella.


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  1. Assembly member Elizabeth Howlett, who conducted the investigation on behalf of the London Assembly's health and public services committee, said: "Last year there were 640 cases of mumps, 271 cases of measles, and 16 cases of rubella in the capital....
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Elizabeth Howlett Source: Richmond and Twickenham Times

  2. "My mother told me to shut up: 'Look, I took that child through measles, mumps and chicken pox. I gave birth to that child. That's my son. Don't cry. Go home and bury him.' And I did just that," Hines wrote.
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: Marcia Hines Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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