Communication Notice (recommended to be distributed if two or more cases are present)
School and Address
This letter is to inform you that mumps has been identified at our school. This disease is spread through direct contact with saliva or respiratory droplets from an infected person. These droplets can also be released into the air by talking, coughing or sneezing. The symptoms to watch for are fever, swelling at the angle of the jaw, fatigue, sore throat, ear ache, headache, and light sensitivity.
Steps to prevent infection should always be followed. Remind your child to practice proper hand hygiene, cough or sneeze into their sleeve, discard used kleenexes properly and keep your child home if at any time they show any symptoms of an illness. Immunization will also significantly reduce risk.
For more information, please check out this fact sheet at: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/cdc/documents/Mumps-General-Information-EN.pdf
For specific questions, contact a health care provider, 811, or Public Health.