Mumps is an acute viral infection that is spread from person to person. Mumps is a notifiable disease. Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, malaise and swollen, tender salivary glands (usually the parotid gland which is located just below the front of the ear). Mumps often gives the appearance of swollen cheeks or jaw. You can protect yourself and your family against mumps with vaccination.


Mumps in Ireland 2017

 Mumps in Ireland, 2017

317 The number of mumps notifications in 2017
6.7 The national notification rate per 100,000 population in 2017

Last updated: 25 April 2018