Warning in Tonga after mumps outbreak

NUKU’ALOFA-May 23: 9:40am(RNZI): Tonga’s Vaiola hospital has confirmed a mumps outbreak.

The hospital’s medical superintendent, Lisiate ‘Ulufonua, said mumps are contagious and typically contracted through saliva and close personal contact.

The initial symptoms include fever, muscle pain and headache and complications could include brain infections and deafness.

Radio Tonga reported Dr. ‘Ulufonua urging the public to practise good hygiene.

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