Toronto’s mumps outbreak continues to spread, with a new confirmed case bringing the total to 18.
The public health department, which says many of those infected had recently visited one or more west downtown bars, updated the total Tuesday and urged anyone who might have the highly contagious virus to call their doctor before visiting.
Manitoba is in the grip of a serious outbreak with more than 170 confirmed cases of mumps, which spreads via saliva and respiratory droplets.
“While the risk to the general public remains low, individuals born in 1970 or later should check their yellow immunization card to make sure they have 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine,” she said in an email.
“Individuals can also ask their family physician if they are unsure if their immunizations are up to date or call the local health department where they went to elementary or high school.”
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