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The mumps virus usually causes swelling in the salivary or parotid glands, just below the ears, giving the appearance of chipmunk cheeks. Before the development of the mumps vaccine, mumps was the most common cause of meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and acquired deafness in the U.S. In men, mumps can infect the testicles, which can lead to infertility.

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