Even though we are in Chestermere, Edmonton outbreaks cause concern. This latest round of mumps scares is no different.
Today (March 28th) Alberta Health Services announced a mumps outbreak was in place for its entire Edmonton Zone. Previously, an outbreak in the Edmonton area was specific to the University of Alberta after 4 cases were reported at the school.
Anyone who lives, works or goes to school in the Edmonton Zone can receive up to two free doses of vaccine, for the duration of the outbreak.
The Calgary Zone has not yet declared an outbreak but 12 cases of mumps have been confirmed so far in the area.
In 2017 so far, there have been 51 confirmed cases of mumps in Alberta compared to just 8 cases in all of 2015.
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