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What are the symtpoms of mumps, and when do they appear?

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Mumps starts just like most other viral diseases, with fever, tiredness, muscle aches, and/or loss of appetite. The classic sign of mumps -- swollen salivary glands that make a person look like a chipmunk -- don't appear right away. About half of people infected with the mumps virus don't get noticeable symptoms.

When mumps symptoms do appear, they usually come 16 to 18 days after infection. Because infection can precede symptoms by up to 25 days, outbreaks are difficult to control.

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