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Mumps Surveillance 2018 Yearly Summary

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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.

This image contains a summary of the total number of mumps cases reported from 2013 through 2018. In total for each year there have been: 1 in 2013, 1 in 2014, 10 in 2015, 16 in 2016, 74 in 2017 and 54 in 2018.

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.

This image contains a summary of mumps cases reported by month in 2018 as compared to the previous 5-year average. January (11 cases), February (4 cases), March (7 cases), May (6 cases), June (5 cases), and September (2 cases) were above the previous 5-year-average. April (3 cases) and November (5 cases) were similar to the previous 5-year-average. July (1 case), August (0 cases), October (5 cases), and December (5 cases) were below the previous 5-year-average..

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.

This map shows the yearly mumps rates per 100,000 population. Counties with a rate of 0.1-0.4 per 100,000 population are: Leon, Duval, Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Polk, Palm Beach, and Collier. Counties with a rate of 0.5-1.1 per 100,000 population are: Santa Rosa, Osceola, Martin, Broward, and Miami-Dade. Counties with a rate of 1.2-3.1 per 100,000 population are: Jackson and Wakulla.

The 54 mumps cases in 2018 were reported among 15 of Florida’s 67 counties.

100% of cases never vaccinated

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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