Managing the mumps outbreak

Posted by Communications Team on 7 September 2017 |


The Auckland region is experiencing an outbreak in mumps. Mumps is a serious and highly infectious viral disease. It can spread from an infected person by saliva or mucous droplets when coughing, sneezing, or talking. Early symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite.

Please be extra vigilant whaanau. The best way to protect against mumps is to be vaccinated with two doses of the measles mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Please contact your doctor if you're unsure if you've been vaccinated or your experiencing any of the symptom.

Visit the ARPHS website for more information