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Mumps in Florida
Florida HealthDisease Control
2019 Yearly Summary
The number of reported mumps cases in 2019 increased from 2018 and was higher than counts seen during recent years. There were 3 outbreaks reported, and cases were reported throughout the state. Vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps, and the majority of mumps cases in 2019 were not up-to-date on vaccinations or had unknown vaccination status.
From January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, 134 mumps cases were reported in 21 counties.
In 2019, case counts were higher than those observed in previous years.
The number of mumps cases reported in 2019 was at or above the previous 5-year average for all but 3 months of the year. The notable increase in summer months was due to two outbreaks first reported in May.
The 134 mumps cases in 2019 were reported across the state, and the 3 outbreaks during 2019 were reported in Alachua, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.
In 2019, 10 (7%) of 134 total cases were associated with transmission within households and 85 (63%) cases were outbreak-associated. There were a total of 3 outbreaks reported in 2019, 2 in a detention center and 1 in a university.
In 2019, the mumps rate was highest among adolescents 12-18 years old at 1.1 cases per 100,000 population.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps infections. The majority of mumps cases in 2019 were not up-to-date on vaccinations or had unknown vaccination status.
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