Mumps is a viral infection of the salivary glands. It can cause swelling of the salivary glands, leading to puffy cheeks and a swollen jaw. However, about one third of infected people do not show any symptoms. The virus is spread through saliva and droplets from the nose and throat.
There have been recent cases of confirmed mumps in Colorado. Although outbreaks of mumps are relatively rare, the following information may be useful.
Symptoms to watch for:
- Pain with chewing
- Swelling and pain close to the jaw
- High fever
- Loss of appetite
Contact a medical provider if:
If you are experiencing symptoms of mumps, you can schedule an appointment with Medical Services. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 303-492-5432 or online through MyCUHealth.
If you experience symptoms after hours, contact the 24/7 nurse hotline at 303-492-5101.