Mumps is caused by a virus that is primarily spread person-to-person through contact with the saliva of an infected person. Symptoms may include facial swelling on one or both sides of the face (known as parotitis), fever and headache. Mumps is prevented by vaccination. Children in Ontario receive two doses of mumps-containing vaccine before the age of 7.
To obtain or inquire about an immunization record, or for general immunization information, please contact your local public health unit.
PHO Rounds: Evidence to Inform Policy Options for the Elimination of Hepatitis C Virus in First Nations Populations in Ontario
This session will summarize findings from this study and discuss implications for planning and evaluating effective and culturally-safe approaches to reduce infection and work towards the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a major public health threat.