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Two confirmed cases of mumps were identified last week in unimmunized children (siblings) in Maricopa County. Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is currently investigating these cases and conducting enhanced surveillance. The cases and unimmunized classmates have been excluded from school.
Mumps is a vaccine-preventable viral disease. The incubation period for mumps is about 14 to 18 days and is typically characterized by the swelling of one or more of the salivary glands, usually the parotid glands. About one third of infections do not cause clinically apparent salivary gland swelling or other symptoms.
Mumps vaccine can be given as measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) or measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV). Unimmunized individuals should receive two doses separated by at least one month. For more information on mumps vaccination, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mumps/default.htm. For more information on mumps diagnosis and testing in Arizona, please visit: http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/oids/epi/disease/mumps/index.htm.
If you have any questions or would like to report any suspect cases of mumps, please contact the MCDPH Community Health Nursing at (602)506-6767. After regular business hours, weekends and holidays call (602)747-7111.