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Checking for symptoms of mumps. Mumps is detectable by the presence of inflammation in the parotid glands. These are found at the back of the human jaw. Inflammation is diagnosed by physical examination The disease is characterised by painful swelling and fever. Mumps is preventable by vaccination, commonly as a component of the MMR vaccine.
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