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To obtain or inquire about an immunization record for yourself or your child, please contact your local public health unit.

Mumps virus is a member of the Paramyxoviridae family, transmitted primarily by droplet spread during coughing and sneezing as well as by direct contact with the saliva of an infected person.

Symptoms of mumps infection typically appear 16 to 18 days after exposure. A person is most infectious from two days before symptoms appear to five days after. Almost half (40%) of those infected with mumps develop facial swelling (parotitis) on either one or both sides of the face.  Half of these may only have respiratory symptoms, which contributes to the difficulty in diagnosing mumps. Complications include deafness and, in persons past puberty, orchitis (inflammation of one or both testicles) in 20% to 30% of males and oophoritis (inflammation of one or both ovaries) in 5% of females.

Two doses of mumps-containing vaccine are required to be fully immunized against mumps. In Ontario, one dose of a combined measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine is currently given on or after the first birthday followed by a second dose at four to six years. Due to historical changes in vaccine programs in Ontario, there is a cohort of individuals born around 1991 or earlier who likely received only one dose of MMR vaccine who would not have acquired natural immunity through infection. Mumps, is a reportable infection and although uncommon does still occur  in Ontario.

Resources

  

RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC HEALTH UNITS

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Surveillance Form

How to Complete the Vaccine Preventable Diseases VPD Form

GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS

For a copy of the iPHIS User Guide on Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) please contact ivpd@oahpp.ca

Related Links

ONTARIO MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
LONG-TERM CARE

Ontario Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule

Infectious Disease Protocol

Appendix A - Mumps Chapter

Appendix B - Mumps Chapter

 

PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY OF CANADA

Mumps: General Information

Canadian Immunization Guide: Mumps Vaccine

 

NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
ON IMMUNIZATION (NACI)

Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Mumps Outbreaks in Canada (Archived Document)  

Statement on Measles-Mumps-Rubella-Varicella Vaccine.

 

IMMUNIZE CANADA

Mumps

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Health Topic Mumps 

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