Mumps outbreak information for GPs

13 Nov 2019

We are amid a mumps outbreak centred in Hamilton and would like to remind general practice to notify our Public Health Unit also on suspicion ( not just confirmed cases). This is required in law and in our published guidance.


Flow chart and info on how to notify is included in this link


Please note we recommend buccal swab (PCR) not serology for diagnostic testing. Please also note the lab may not process the swabs unless the Public Health Unit has been notified