Mumps–It’s Back!

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Although overshadowed in the headlines by a sharp increase in measles cases, mumps too is making a comeback, with outbreaks throughout 2014 and early 2015. Many of today’s clinicians have never seen a case of mumps, let alone experienced an outbreak. Here’s what to look for and what to do if mumps makes its appearance in your practice.



CE/CME No: CR-1504

Earn credit by reading this article and successfully completing the posttest and evaluation. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70% correct.

• Discuss the likely causes of mumps outbreaks.
• Explain the various possible manifestations of mumps illness.
• Identify the testing methods available to confirm a mumps diagnosis.
• Describe the potential complications of mumps and their incidence.
• Know what to do in the event of a mumps outbreak.

Jo Hanna Friend D’Epiro is a primary care PA in Student Health Services and a doctoral student, Workforce Development and Education, at The Ohio State University in Columbus. The author has no financial relationships to disclose.


This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.0 hour of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. [NPs: Both ANCC and the AANP Certification Program recognize AAPA as an approved provider of Category 1 credit.] Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of April 2015.

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