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Mumps Info for Health Care Providers

Updated July 31, 2017

Many counties across the state, including Spokane, have been experiencing an ongoing mumps outbreak since December 2016.  As of July 31, 2017, we are holding steady at 335 confirmed and probable cases have been reported to Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) and over 300 additional reports have been investigated. The last confirmed case had an onset date of June 6. SRHD is asking healthcare providers to continue to remain vigilant for other possible mumps cases in the community. Thank you for your efforts over the last few months!

If a patient presents with concerns for mumps, please consult with Spokane Regional Health District Epidemiology at 509-324-1442 during business hours or 509-869-3133 after hours to determine appropriateness of testing and to receive instruction for specimen collection.  Mumps PCR testing using buccal swabs and urine is available through the Washington State Public Health Lab with approval from SRHD and the laboratory submission form below.  Serology is often not useful in vaccinated persons regardless of timing of specimen collection.

Latest Counts and FAQ for General Public

Mumps Fact Sheet (English)

Mumps Fact Sheet (Chinese)

Mumps Fact Sheet (Marshallese)

Mumps Fact Sheet (Russian)

Mumps Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Mumps Fact Sheet (Ukranian)

Mumps Fact Sheet (Vietnamese)       


Mumps Case Checklist

Mumps Toolkit for Healthcare Providers

Suspect Mumps Case Reporting Form

Laboratory Submission Form

CDC Mumps Healthcare Provider Information

CDC Laboratory Testing Information




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