It appears Saskatchewan now has 6 confirmed cases of the mumps.
On the Ministry of Health website it indicates there were three cases as of March 17th, but as of yesterdayy, Cypress Health Region in southwest Saskatchewan issued a news release indicating positive lab results received from the National Medical Laboratory in Winnipeg have confirmed three cases of mumps in the region and there is a fourth suspected case.
These latest cases are affecting both adults and youth.
Mumps in Alberta and Manitoba have been largely within the hockey community and that is the situation as well in regards to these latest cases.
Mumps is a viral infection that causes swelling of the glands on one or both sides of the faces and can result in symptoms very similar to the flu.
Symptoms can appear 14 to 25 days after you were initially exposed and during that time is contagious.