Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health is confirming a case of mumps in the region and is putting out a reminder about the importance of the mumps vaccination.
Common symptoms of the preventable disease are fever, headache, respiratory symptoms, swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears and muscle aches.
Mumps can spread through direct contact with saliva from an infected person, kissing them, or sharing food with them.
Touching a surface contaminated by the mumps virus and then touching your nose or mouth could also cause infection.
The health unit says if you were born before 1970 you are considered to be naturally immune to mumps and people born between 1970 and 1992 have likely only received one measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and should get another.
You can talk to your doctor or call Hastings Prince Edward Public Health for more information on the vaccine.