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Mumps in Florida

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June Key Points

26 Cases
0 new
outbreaks
19+ year olds had
highest incidence
58% not up-to-date or
unknown vaccination status
A graph showing a summary of mumps cases reported by month in 2019 as compared to the previous 5-year average. In June 2019, 26 cases of mumps were reported, which is above the previous 5-year average.

The number of mumps cases reported in June increased from last month and was above the previous 5-year average.

A map showing the previous 3-month average mumps rates per 100,000 population. Counties with one or more cases reported in June are: Alachua, Bay, Broward, Miami-Dade, Lee, Monroe, St. Johns. Counties with a rate of 0.1 per 100,000 population are: Broward, Lee, Hillsborough, Seminole. Counties with a rate of 0.2-0.4 per 100,000 population are:  St. Johns, Miami-Dade, Bay, Clay, Monroe. Counties with a rate of 0.5-3.6 per 100,000 population are: Alachua.

The 26 mumps cases in June were reported among the 6 counties outlined in black. From April through June 2019 the average county rate varied throughout the state.

A graph showing a summary of the total number of mumps cases reported by year with an emphasis on 2019. In total for each year there have been: 1 in 2014; 10 in 2015; 16 in 2016; 74 in 2017; 56 in 2018; and 66 in 2019.

From January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019, 66 mumps cases were reported in 14 counties.

The annual number of reported mumps cases increased in 2017 and 2018. Case counts in June 2019 are higher than those seen in June of previous years, as noted by the white bar in the figure.

A graph showing a bar graph of total cases compared to household associated cases and outbreak associated cases for June 2019 and the previous 3-month average.

In June, 21 (81%) of 26 cases were outbreak-associated. For most mumps cases, exposure to other known cases is never identified, and they are not able to be linked to outbreaks.

No new mumps outbreaks were reported in June, but outbreak-associated cases from two ongoing outbreaks were reported. Investigations are still ongoing for an outbreak in a university setting and an outbreak in a detention facility setting.

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