Health officials say a Craven County family is being closely monitored after a child began showing signs of the mumps. The Midwest recently experienced an epidemic of the disease. Mumps is a virus-caused illness spread by coughing and sneezing. The most common symptoms are fever, headache and swollen salivary glands under the jaw. The family is being quarantined until test results come back. There's more information right here on our website about prevention and treatment when it comes to the mumps.