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Who is at highest risk for suffering complications from Mumps?

Updated January 22, 2023

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Adults are more likely to suffer complications from mumps infection.  Pregnant women may also be at a higher risk of miscarriage should infection occur early in pregnancy. 

Complications from mumps infection are rare but can lead to hearing loss, pancreatitis, swelling of the ovaries in women, swelling of the testicles in post-pubertal males, meningitis and encephalitis. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: NVIC encourages you to become fully informed about Mumps and the Mumps vaccine by reading all sections in the Table of Contents, which contain many links and resources such as the manufacturer product information inserts, and to speak with one or more trusted health care professionals before making a vaccination decision for yourself or your child. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice.



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