Mumps Advisory

September 12, 2014
An adult male living in Anaheim has been diagnosed with mumps. The case has no recent history of international travel or exposure to a known case of mumps. Orange County has 0-3 cases of mumps reported each year, and a mumps case occurring without a history of travel or known contact to a mumps case is unusual. Read more …


Mumps is an acute viral infection characterized by a nonspecific prodrome (myalgia, fever, anorexia, malaise, headache) followed by the acute onset of unilateral or bilateral swelling of the parotid or other salivary glands. Approximately 20% of mumps infections are asymptomatic.