Toronto Public Health investigates outbreak of mumps

The City is dealing with an unexpected outbreak of the mumps. Recent days have revealed as many as 14 cases of the disease which is entirely preventable by vaccination. The patients are all 18 to 35. Normally, it is children who contract mumps. Complications may include infections of the covering of the brain (15 percent), pancreatitis (four percent), permanent deafness, and painful testicular swelling which uncommonly results in infertility. Women may develop ovarian swelling but this does not increase the risk of infertility. The City’s news release says many patients have frequented west downtown core bars. News release Wikipedia