Mumps outbreak hits Toronto public school.
Parents of Forest Hill Collegiate were made aware of one case of mumps at the school on Friday, confirmed Shari Shwartz-Maltz, spokesperson for the Toronto District School Board on Monday.
Toronto Public Health sent out a news release on Monday stating that they are investigating 26 confirmed cases of the infection in Toronto.
People are reminded to check their vaccination record as it is recommended for people born in 1970 or later to have to receive two doses of mumps vaccine.
For young children, they should receive one dose after their first birthday and the second dose between the ages of four and six.
People born between 1970 and 1992 are warned that they may have received only one dose as a child.
“If an adult is unsure about their vaccinations or has only received one dose of mumps-containing vaccine, a booster dose is recommended,” suggested TPH in a news release adding that people should ensure that all of their immunizations are up-to-date prior to travelling.