An illness with acute onset of unilateral or bilateral tender, self-limited swelling of the parotid or other salivary gland, lasting greater than or equal to 2 days, and without other apparent cause (as reported by a health professional)
Laboratory Criteria For Diagnosis
- Isolation of mumps virus from clinical specimen, OR
- Significant rise in mumps antibody level by any standard serologic assay, OR
- Positive serologic test for mumps immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody
Meets the clinical case definition, has no or noncontributory serologic or virologic testing, and is not epidemiologically linked to a confirmed or probable case
A case that is laboratory confirmed or that meets the clinical case definition and is epidemiologically linked to a confirmed or probable case. A laboratory-confirmed case does not need to meet the clinical case definition.
Two probable cases that are epidemiologically linked would be considered confirmed, even in the absence of laboratory confirmation.