Diseases & National Health Programme
The incubation period of mumps is:
Mumps is an acute infectious disease caused by a specific virus, which has a predilection for glandular and nervous tissue. The disease is recognized clinically by non-suppurative enlargement and tenderness of one or both the parotid glands. The causative agent is a RNA virus of the myxovirus family. The incubation period varies from 2 to 3 weeks, usually 18 days.