An outbreak of mumps in eastern Canada appears to have spread to Manitoba.

Public health officials have confirmed two reported cases of mumps in Winnipeg, both in people in their 20s. Neither has been hospitalized.

Officials said the two were likely exposed to mumps when an infected student from the east visited the University of Manitoba earlier this month.

There have been more than 300 cases of mumps in Nova Scotia since the outbreak began there in February.

Although there can be rare complications from mumps, most cases are mild, with full recovery in a week or two.

Until now, cases in Manitoba have been rare, with either no cases or one case reported a year.

Young children are routinely vaccinated for the virus, which causes swelling and pain in the salivary glands.