The number of mumps cases in Manitoba has more than doubled since the outbreak started in late 2016, and the outbreak is gaining speed rather than slowing down.
The province has seen hospitalizations, though, and it may see more as the outbreak is expected to last into late spring.
The province is investigating each case and the people who came in contact with the infected individual to slow down the outbreak.
Mumps causes swelling of the glands and an extremely sore throat, and can lead to complications. The most severe outcomes are infertility, due to swelling of the testicles, or meningitis, which can be fatal.