Many people show no signs of illness when they contract mumps. Others show very mild symptoms, and they usually appear two to three weeks after exposure to the virus. Some of these symptoms include swollen salivary glands on one or both cheeks, pain in these swollen glands, pain while chewing and swallowing, and fever. Muscle aches, headaches, fever, weakness, loss of appetite, and fatigue are also common symptoms of mumps.
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