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Common risk factors for developing parotitis are being between 6 months and 30 years old, lacking the mumps vaccine, lacking natural exposure to the mumps virus, being over 40 years old and perimenopausal if a woman, traveling to developing countries, malnutrition, immunosuppression, poor oral and external hygiene, and a reduced salivary flow rate.

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