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Mumps is a contagious disease (easily spreads to others) that is caused by a virus. It spreads to people through direct contact with saliva or respiratory droplets (sneezing, coughing or talking). Mumps is best known for causing puffy cheeks and tender, swollen jaw. Vaccines are recommended to prevent disease.


For information on how to report a disease click here. For any questions, please contact the appropriate health authority by phone or review the website for additional information.

Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
(775) 887-2190

Clark County
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
(702) 759-1300

Washoe County
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
(775) 328-2447

All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
(775) 400-0333