Four Cases of Contagious Mumps in the Staff of a Toronto Restaurant
The staff at Ki Restaurant located at 181 Bay Street in Toronto has four cases of mumps, which is being investigated by the Toronto Public Health.
Both the Toronto Public Health and the restaurant are working hard together to limit any further spread of the virus.
The mumps virus is most commonly found in saliva. It is often transmitted when an infected person shares a cup, utensils or cigarettes or through kissing, or by coughing and sneezing.
Although the risk to restaurant patrons is low, if you were at Ki Restaurant at anytime on or between July 7 and July 18, please take care to watch for the following symptoms of mumps which could occur up to and including August 12th:
- swelling and pain in one or more salivary glands (sides of the cheeks and jaw),
- muscle aches and pains,
- fatigue and
- loss of appetite
- and other symptoms
Please note that serious illnesses associated with mumps are rare and include:
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