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Confirmed Mumps in Arizona

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 20, 2017

Arizona Health Alert Network

There have been four confirmed cases of mumps in Arizona over the past month. Nationally, there has been a dramatic increase in reported mumps, with four states reporting recent outbreaks. There were 5,700 cases in 2016, and already 2,000 in 2017.

Mumps can cause pain, tenderness, and swelling of one or both parotid salivary glands as well as other complications including:

  • Orchitis
  • Oophoritis
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Deafness

Providers should report suspect mumps cases to the local health department as well as collect specimens for testing, including: 

  • Buccal swab
  • Urine
  • Serum

Ensure your patients are fully vaccinated against mumps.

To report cases or for additional information, contact the local health department


For more information on mumps, visit


Thank you,
Arizona Health Alert Network

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Susanna Kapoor says...
Posted Saturday, April 22, 2017
thanks for the info!
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David Larson PA-C says...
Posted Monday, April 24, 2017
Thanks for the reminder regarding mumps and, of course, all vaccinations!
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