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Mumps outbreak in Auckland

OUTBREAK
FIGURE



839


confirmed and
probable cases
Last updated
12.00, 20 November


CONTACT INFORMATION

Health professionals, for more information
contact ARPHS on 09 623 4600

For more help or information
call Healthline at 0800 611 116 
Healthline has translation services available 24/7

This page contains the latest information on the mumps outbreak plus a host of resources for the public, educational institutions, healthcare workers and health professionals.

Low vaccination rates are fueling Auckland’s mumps outbreak. Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is concerned not enough young Aucklanders are immunised in the face of an unrelenting mumps outbreak.

“The majority of cases are aged 10 to 29 years as this age group has had lower than average immunisation rates,“ says Clinical Director, Dr Julia Peters.  Around 80 percent of the current cases were not fully vaccinated.

“Most people recover from mumps however some individuals can develop rare complications which we have already seen this year. I urge parents to check with their doctors to ensure their families’ measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations are up to date.  Vaccination is free,” says Dr Peters.

If you are concerned about mumps please call Healthline for advice on 0800 611 116. Healthline has translation services available 24/7.

      

Information and resources

General mumps information

  
For people with mumps and their contacts

  
For early childhood centres

  
For educational institutions

  
For healthcare workers

  
For health professionals

 




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