On 23 April 2020, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published its mumps epidemiological report for 2017.
In 2017, 13,693 cases of mumps were reported to ECDC by 28 EU/EEA member states, with an overall notification rate of 3.1 cases per 100,000 of the population. There were no deaths reported and hospitalisation or complications due to mumps were rare, affecting 5-7% of cases with data recorded on these outcomes. The Czech Republic, Poland, Spain and the UK accounted for 80% of all notified cases, with new or continuing outbreaks in these countries during the first half of the year responsible for the majority of instances.
Mumps was more common among males than females across all age groups in the EU/EEA, with an overall male-to-female notification rate ratio of 1.35. Those aged between 10-19 years experienced the highest age-specific notification rates and the highest proportion of cases vaccinated with two or more doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Source: ECDC, 23 April 2020