Mumps is a notifiable disease in all provinces and territories, with cases reported by public health professionals to provincial and territorial departments of health. Mumps is also a nationally notifiable disease. All mumps cases that meet the national case definition are reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada by provincial and territorial departments of health through the Canadian Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (CNDSS).
Cases are reported by health care providers to public health units if they present with symptoms and have either laboratory confirmation of infection or a known link to a laboratory confirmed case. More information on the national case definition can be found by following the links below.
Deaths due to mumps are also monitored nationally. Mortality data is obtained from the Statistics Canada Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database, which collects demographic and cause of death information annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries on all deaths in Canada.
Case definitions for diseases under national surveillance: Mumps
- Case Definitions for Diseases under National Surveillance, 2009
- Case Definitions for Diseases under National Surveillance, 2000
For more information on epidemiology, transmission, prevention and control, refer to information for Health Professionals.
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