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January 2010 - Volume 36S1
PDF Version 46 pages - 694 kb

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Background
    2. Guidelines Development and Approval Process
  2. Objectives
  3. Epidemiology of Mumps in Canada
    1. Prior to 2007
    2. 2007 Outbreak
  4. Definitions
    • National Case Definition
    • Outbreak Definition
    • Case and Contact Definitions
    • Surveillance and Reporting
  5. Laboratory Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Mumps
  6. Management
    • Spread and Control
    • Case Management
    • Contact Management
    • Exposure Settings
      • Gatherings
      • Schools/Educational Institutions
      • Health-Care Settings
    • Travellers
      • Airplanes
      • Cruise Ships
  7. Immunization
    • Mumps-Containing Vaccine and Immunization Programs in Canada
    • National Advisory Committee on Immunization: Statement on Mumps Vaccine
    • Outbreaks
      • Immunization of Susceptible Populations
      • Community Contacts of Cases
      • Health-Care Workers Who are Contacts of Cases
    • Vaccine Supply
  8. Strategic Risk Communications
    • Background
    • Best Practices in Outbreak Communications
    • Networking and Collaboration
  9. References

Appendix 1: Persons and Organizations involved in Developing and Reviewing the Guidelines

Appendix 2: Key Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Mumps Outbreaks

Appendix 3: Sample Mumps Outbreak Case Report and Follow-up Form

Appendix 4: Laboratory Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Mumps

Appendix 5: Algorithms for the Health-Care Setting

Appendix 6: Case Study – Communications in Nova Scotia during the 2007 Mumps Outbreak

List of Tables

Table 1: Mumps outbreaks in Canada, 1996 to 2006

Table 2: Geographic and sex distribution of confirmed mumps cases reported in Canada, onset 31 December, 2006, to 29 December, 2007

Table 3: Recommendation for outbreak definition

Table 4: Recommended Definitions of cases and contacts during increased mumps activity or outbreaks

Table 5: Summary of laboratory diagnostics for mumps

Table 6: Case management recommendations

Table 7: Recommendations for contact management

Table 8: Recommendations regarding gatherings

Table 9: Recommendations for schools and educational institutions

Table 10: Recommendations for health care settings

Table 11: Recommendations for travellers

Table 12: Strategic risk communications recommendations

List of Figures

Figure 1: Canadian cohorts offered one dose of mumps-containing vaccine by jurisdiction and birth year

Figure 2: Confirmed mumps cases in Canada epi-year 2007

Figure 3: Proportion of reported mumps cases by age, Canada, onset 31 December, 2006, to 29 December, 2007

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