Mumps cases and outbreaks have been sprouting up over several areas of Canada including the outbreak in Manitoba. Since September 1, 2016 and up to February 16, 2017 there have been 164 confirmed cases of mumps reported to Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living.

Mumps virus/CDC
Mumps virus/CDC

Cases of mumps continue to be reported in Manitoba.  While initially the majority of cases were University students between 18 to 29 years of age, living in Winnipeg, or involved with or participate in sports, mumps cases are now being seen in all ages and throughout Manitoba.

The University of Alberta on Friday reported that four cases have been reported on their north campus.

In Ontario, Toronto Public Health reported three additional cases in the current outbreak, saying  there are now 17 lab-confirmed cases of mumps in Toronto.

The infected people are all 18- to 35-year-olds who have frequented bars in the city’s west end, TPH spokesperson Lenore Bromley confirmed on Friday.

In British Columbia, the Vancouver Canucks sidelined 5 players after one was confirmed and four others are presenting with symptoms of the disease. In Medicine Hat, in southeast Alberta, nine mumps cases have been reported with the bulk of them in reported in hockey team members of the Medicine Hat Tigers.