Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Physicians CME Certificate

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This enduring material has been approved for [ 1 ] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Original release date: Sept. 22, 2017.  Revised: Sept. 6, 2018.  Termination date: Sept. 22, 2020.

Continuing Medical Education Credit(s)

Physicians – to obtain a CME Certificate, read the article and click here.

Other Health Care Providers – to obtain a Certificate of Attendance, read the article, and click here.

Article Summary

The recent mumps outbreak in LA County serves as a reminder that sporadic mumps outbreaks continue to occur and that clinicians should keep mumps in their differential when evaluating patients. This article reviews the epidemiology, presentation, work-up, and management of mumps in adults.

Target Audience

The target audience is all primary care health care providers in Los Angeles County.  

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the article, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the clinical presentation of mumps in adults.
  2. Discuss the appropriate laboratory tests to diagnose mumps.
  3. Understand how to interpret laboratory tests based on timing and vaccination history.
  4. List the recommended infection control measures for a suspect mumps case.


Priyanka Fernandes, MD, MPH is a Preventative Medicine Resident at UCLA.

Franklin Pratt, MD, MPHTM, FACEP is the Medical Director of the Immunization Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Accreditation Statement

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of [ 1 ] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses receive a Certificate of attendance. This activity is designated for [ 1 ] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. According to the California Board of Registered Nursing, the Continuing Medical Education is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements, as long as the course is Category 1, and has been taken within the appropriate time frames.


No relevant financial relationships were disclosed by the author or the planners.

This activity is offered by an accredited CMA-CME provider and is not commercially supported.

Contact Information

For questions or further information about this article, please contact: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Immunization Program (213) 351-7800, email or visit

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