- First, a parent must verify the diagnosis of mumps, because there are lookalike diseases
- To protect the rest of the family, make sure everyone is up to date on their vaccinations
(CNN)It's winter break. Eagerly, you study the passengers passing through the arrivals door until finally, you spot the familiar face of your very own college kid. But instead of smiles, you see swollen glands, a feverish brow, an expression of pain.