Mumps virus


Droplet / Contact Precautions
Droplet / Contact Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Communicable 2 days before to 5 days after onset of swelling.

Incubation period is 12-25 days after exposure.

Associated syndromes

Mumps exposure: Droplet precautions should begin 10 days after first contact and continue through 26 days after last exposure.

Additional Information

Confirmed Mumps: Precautions are required until 5 days after onset of parotid swelling.
Mumps Exposure in susceptible patients: Droplet/contact precautions from 10 days after the first contact (exposure) through 26 days after last exposure to index case.

For information regarding diagnosis, please see the following resources:

Public Health Ontario Mumps Website

OAHPP Diagnostic Test Recommendations