Teenagers and young adults aged from 15 to 24 years are being infected with mumps at higher rates than the rest of the community as the outbreak continues apace into 2020. Kerry and Cork have recorded 575 of the more than 2,300 cases recorded countrywide this year, according to local news sources. Read more
Advice for travellers
These outbreaks of mumps highlight the importance of current immunisation against contagious childhood diseases, such as whooping cough (pertussis), diphtheria, rubella and measles for travel to all destinations. Read more about mumps.
Before you travel, call Travelvax Australia’s telephone advisory service on 1300 360 164 (toll-free from landlines) for country-specific advice and information. You can also make an appointment at your nearest Travelvax clinic to obtain vaccinations, medication to prevent or treat illness, and accessories for your journey.