Mumps Outbreak At Canada
Mumps casesrelated to the outbreak continue to occur in
While fewercases are being reported each week, new cases are not unexpected as the newschool year begins in September. Several provinces and post-secondaryinstitutions are encouraging students to ensure their immunization isup-to-date.
As of 24August 2007, 711 confirmed cases of mumps related to the outbreak had beenreported from: Nova Scotia (557 cases, median age 23, 48% males); New Brunswick(110 cases, median age 22, 66% males); P.E.I. (2 cases, median age 19, 100%males); Newfoundland (7 cases, median age 26, 29% males); Quebec (3 cases,median age 22, 67% males); Ontario (23 cases, median age 23, 78% males);Manitoba (2 cases, median age not available, 100% males); Alberta (5 cases;median age 22, 60% males); British Columbia (2 cases, median age 28, 100%males). Information on date of onset is known for 670 of the 711 confirmedmumps cases reported. The remaining 41 cases are pending or missing dates ofonset.
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