Mumps Surveillance 2018 Yearly Summary
Contact: Florida Health
The number of reported mumps cases in 2018 decreased from 2017 but was still higher than that seen during recent years. There were no outbreaks reported, and cases were reported throughout the state. Vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps, and 26% of cases were never or under vaccinated.
From January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, 54 mumps cases were reported in 15 counties.
In 2018, case counts were below those seen in 2017, but higher than those observed in previous years.
The number of mumps cases reported in 2018 was at or above the previous 5-year average for all but 4 months of the year.
The 54 mumps cases in 2018 were reported among 15 of Florida’s 67 counties.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps infections. The majority of mumps cases in 2018 were not up-to-date on vaccinations or had unknown vaccination status.
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