Mumps outbreak hits Brumbies ahead of Chiefs Super Rugby game
The Brumbies’ preparations for Saturday’s Super Rugby match against the Chiefs have been hampered by an outbreak of mumps.
Several members of this organisation have been told not to go for the clash in Hamilton.
Rugby Australia (RA) said in a declaration a small number of cases of this viral infection was confirmed among Brumbies players and staff and that only people who were completely healthy had been given the green light to go to.
“Rugby Australia, SANZAAR along with the Brumbies, as well as ACT Health and relevant Public Health authorities in New Zealand, will continue to monitor the situation,” RA said.
RA said all of the confirmed and suspected cases of the virus were being kept in isolation for at least five days.
It included When a Brumbies participant or staff member became unwell in New Zealand they would be placed in isolation and studying arranged.
Each of those teams that performed against the Brumbies in the rounds – Reds – were requested to monitor staff and their players.
No further cases have been reported so far.