Ana from Spain enjoys outdoor Céilí dances on the eve of St Patrick’s Day. On Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Dublin, Ireland.
The mumps virus can be spread through sharing drinks or utensils and being in crowded environments.
As of noon on March 15, Toronto Public Health have reported 43 confirmed cases of mumps in the city.
Officials said most of the cases are among individuals between the ages of 18 to 35. Four of them have been linked to staff or students in schools.
Health officials are encouraging the public to check their vaccination records. Public Health said people born in 1970 or later should have two doses of the mumps vaccine.
The health agency is also reminding people to watch for symptoms of mumps such as fever, swelling of one or more salivary glands, loss of appetite, tiredness and headaches.
Toronto Public Health sent out letters to schools, parents, child care centres, bars and restaurants earlier this month to notify them about the proper precautions to take to mitigate the spread of the mumps virus.