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Mumps Outbreak, Eastern Health

Eastern Health region physicians: Do you have a case of parotitis, do you suspect mumps? If so, please follow the next steps:

 

  • Order IgM only.
  • Take a Buccal swab – for mumps. Place it in universal transport medium (UTM). Collect within 5 days after onset of symptoms.
  • Take a Nasopharyngeal swab – for other respiratory viruses. Place it in universal transport medium (UTM).
  • Urine PCR - for mumps. Collect within 14 days after onset of symptoms.
  • Tell patient to stay home 5 days after the onset of parotitis.
  • Notify CDC office at: 709-752-3918.
  • Please ensure proper labeling for laboratory samples.

 

 

For more details about testing please refer to the MOH letter below: 

 

EH- Mumps.png (PDF)


More information about mumps for the public is available on the Eastern Health website.










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