Friday, March 06, 2009
My name is Mumps.
I'm from the Paramyxoviridae family.
I cause parotitis in kids.
I make the glands in the mouth swell up.
They become sore and tender.
I am good at causing orchitis in boys.
I cause meningitis and encephelitis in the brain, even deafness.
I also like the thyroid gland and pancreas.
You can vaccinate against me.