Mumps is a viral illness that can spread from one person to another. Most people recover from the infection, but mumps can have serious complications and lead to long-term health problems. Since the widespread use of the mumps vaccine, mumps infection is rare.
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All clinically diagnosed, suspected and confirmed cases of mumps are reportable to the Health Unit immediately by telephone. Timely reporting of communicable diseases is essential for their control. Exclusions from school and or work are assessed and directed by the Health Unit. If you have a mumps to report or questions during working hours, please call 519-258-2146 ext. 1420 or after hours at 519-973-4510. Laboratories are required to fax lab confirmed case information immediately to 226-783-2132. Please fax the Mumps Reporting Form to 226-783-2132.