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How do other illnesses affect mumps?

Conditions that weaken the immune system may make you more likely to contract mumps, but the bigger risk is that they may prevent you from getting the vaccine. The mumps vaccine is made from a live virus, and those with poorly functioning immune systems may contract the disease after getting the vaccine. Check with your doctor.

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