Toronto – According to the saying, ‘Kiss me i’m Irish,” on St. Patrick’s Day it wil bring you luck… but on this St. Patrick’s Day, the Toronto Public Health Bureau advises people who plan to go out to bars to be Vigilant, as it continues to investigate many cases of mumps.
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As of Wednesday, 43 cases of mumps were confirmed in Toronto, and most were identified among 18-35 year olds. Many of the infected people have been to bars in the west end of the city center.
The virus causing this infectious disease is transmitted from person to person by coughing, as well as by contact with droplets of saliva (when sharing beverages, food or utensils), or occasionally A kiss , among others.
Mumps are characterized by inflammation of the parotid glands and pain in the ear. The risk of infection is “low”, indicates public health, which nevertheless recommends certain preventive measures:
- Check that you have been vaccinated against the disease. People born after 1970 should have received two doses.
- Contact your doctor if symptoms of infection are shown, such as swelling of the salivary glands (or pain), fever and headaches.