How can you prevent mumps?

Immunization is the most effective way to prevent mumps. Everyone should make sure they are up to date on their MMR vaccine. Children must have two doses of the MMR vaccine to attend school. 

Other ways to protect yourself:

  • Avoid contact with anyone infected with mumps
  • Don’t share cups and eating utensils
  • Wash your hands with soap and water

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1. What is mumps?
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3. How can you prevent mumps?
4. Who is more likely to get mumps?