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Volume 75, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



In 1966, a prospective study showed a significant association between maternal mumps infection in the first trimester and an increased risk of abortion. However, other investigators could not confirm this association. Measles and rubella but not mumps virus infections are linked to an increase in premature birth. Infection in late pregnancy can result in the baby being born with mumps.

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