Mumps is a disease that causes swelling in the parotid glands making you look like a hamster with food in its cheeks. The disease is caused by a virus and its symptoms include loss of appetite, headache and fever. Inflammation of the brain may also occur but only in rare cases.
The disease known as mumps was fairly common in the United States until the 1960s, when a vaccine for the condition was developed. Mumps is a viral infection that affects one of three pairs of glands in the face, causing them to swell, along with other...
Mumps involves the swelling of the parotid glands on either or both sides of the face. The ears stick out while the face is also very swollen. One experiences pain when opening the mouth which at times becomes sore.