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The following message is being shared on behalf of the Hawaii Department of Health for those working on the set of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw on Kauai. 

Dear Production Crew Member, 

A person suspected of having mumps worked at the FFSO Productions LLC worksite on Kauai in January–February 2019 and may have exposed others during this time. 

Mumps is an acute viral disease spread through saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat of an infected person. An infected person can spread the virus by coughing, sneezing or talking; sharing items such as cups or eating utensils with others; or by touching objects with unwashed hands. 

Symptoms of mumps may begin with fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and/or headache. Typically, there is swelling and tenderness of the salivary glands under the ears or jaw on one or both sides. Symptoms usually start 16–18 days (range 12–25 days) following exposure to the mumps virus. 

The best way to prevent mumps is to get vaccinated with the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine. All adults born in or after 1957 should have documentation of vaccination, unless they have had a blood test showing they are immune to mumps. Certain adults at higher risk of exposure to mumps may need a second dose of MMR vaccine. Consult your healthcare provider to determine how many doses you should have received. 

If you develop symptoms of mumps infection, please contact your healthcare provider for specific medical guidance and inform the provider you may have been exposed to mumps while in Kauai, Hawaii. Persons with mumps should isolate themselves to avoid exposing others for at least five days after facial swelling starts. 


Sarah Y. Park, MD, FAAP 
State Epidemiologist 
Chief, Disease Outbreak Control Division 
Hawaii Department of Health 


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