Mumps virus belongs to the family Paramyxoviridae. It causes low-grade fever, malaise and parotitis which can be cured with in a week. Neurologic problems are the most common extra salivary gland manifestations. They include meningitis and encephalitis, deafness, facial neuritis, cerebellar ataxia, hydrocephalus, transverse myelitis and polyradiculitis rarely. Mumps is the viral infection occurs in humans at childhood. The main symptom of the infection is salivary gland swelling. Mumps is a contagious disease that spreads from person to person through respiratory secretions. To prevent this viral infection vaccination is given at childhood. High-impact journals are those considered to be highly influential in their respective fields. The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field.The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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