Via Geraldton Neighbourhood Watch
Many comments confirm other cases have been reported in Geraldton too.
Mumps is highly contagious and can spread rapidly among people living in close quarters. The virus is most commonly spread from one person to another through contact with infected saliva or respiratory secretions.
It takes between 12 and 25 days for the symptoms of mumps to appear after infection. As well as swelling on the sides of the face and along the jaw-line, mumps can cause chills and fever, headache, loss of appetite, and aching muscles.