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May 2018 – Confirmed Case of Mumps in HPE

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has received a report of one lab-confirmed case of mumps in a 22 year old, fully immunized female. It is presumed this person was exposed to the virus at a university in Nova Scotia.

Information about mumps signs and symptoms, immunization recommendations and reporting can be found in this memo.

Testing is advised in anyone with compatible signs and symptoms regardless of vaccination history. Visit Public Health Ontario’s Diagnostic Test Recommendations for Mumps for specific testing information.

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If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.

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