In recent weeks, there have been a number of reports of mumps outbreaks within Canadian sport and recreation environments.

In light of the outbreaks, Sport Canada is encouraging Canadians to read and share the available information from the Public Health Agency of Canada regarding mumps:

Download: Fact Sheet on Mumps

Mumps is a highly contagious infection that passes easily from person to person. The mumps vaccine is the best way to prevent becoming ill with the mumps. In Canada, vaccination against mumps is part of the routine childhood immunization programs in all provinces and territories. If you are unsure of your vaccination status, you should contact your health care provider or local public health unit.

For more information, see the Mumps section of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website, and follow the Public Health Agency on Facebook and Twitter.