A mumps case recently reported in Brant County is not believed to have any connection to an outbreak that occurred in other parts of southern Ontario earlier this year.

The Brant County Health Unit says the patient in question was exposed to the mumps virus while in Manitoba.

Public health workers are working to identify and get in touch with anyone else in the area who may have been exposed to the virus.

Mumps is considered highly contagious and is typically spread between people via saliva. It can be transmitted through activities like coughing, sneezing, kissing and sharing drinks.

Over the winter, a mumps outbreak traced to bars in downtown Toronto was responsible for more than 30 cases of mumps in that city, as well as three in Waterloo Region.