There are currently over 20 recent cases of mumps and 4 cases of measles reported in the Toronto area.
Both of these diseases are contagious viruses that are preventable by vaccination. Typically, children get vaccinated against these illnesses between 12 and 15 months of age and again between 4 and 6 years of age. Children less than 12 months old are not eligible to receive this vaccine and, as such, they are particularly vulnerable to these illnesses.
The best protection is vaccination so please make sure your child’s immunizations are up-to-date.
For more info, visit Mumps Info
For more info, visit Measles Info
Measles is highly contagious. 90% of unimmunized people exposed to the measles virus will become infected. If you believe that your child has the measles or has been exposed to the measles, please contact the office prior to coming in so that we can prevent any potential spread of the disease.