Reporting Requirements
Purpose of Reporting
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Mumps is a Notifiable Condition.

Health care providers in Chelan and Douglas counties, please contact the Chelan-Douglas Health District at 509-886-6400 if you have a suspect case. We will guide you through the testing and shipping process.

Legal Reporting Requirements

  • Health care providers: notifiable to local health jurisdiction within 24 hours
  • Health care facilities: notifiable to local health jurisdiction within 24 hours
  • Laboratories: Mumps virus, acute, by IgM positivity or PCR positivity notifiable to local health jurisdiction within 24 hours; specimen submission is required – isolate or clinical specimen associated with positive result (2 business days)

Purpose of Reporting and Surveillance

  • To assess the burden of mumps in Washington.
  • To identify cases and prevent further spread from cases by recommending appropriate preventive measures, including exclusion.
  • To educate potentially exposed individuals about signs and symptoms of disease, thereby facilitating early diagnosis and reducing the risk of further transmission.
  • To identify and vaccinate susceptible individuals.