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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007


Compliance with Exclusion Requirements to Prevent Mumps Transmission

Stephanie M. Borchardt*1Comments to Author , Preethi Rao*, and Mark S. Dworkin*†
Author affiliations: *Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois, USA; †University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois, USA;

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Reasons reported by 14 persons with mumps for not remaining home from work for any part of the exclusion period

Reason Frequency,* 
no. (%)
Did not feel ill enough to miss work 7 (50)
Did not receive mumps diagnosis until after exclusion period 5 (36)
Was not told to remain at home 3 (21)
Could not financially afford to miss work 2 (14)
Too busy to miss work 1 (7)
No sick leave available 1 (7)

*Some persons reported >1 reason for not remaining home from work.

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1Current affiliation: Fargo Veterans Administration Medical Center, Fargo, North Dakota, USA