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Mumps outbreak at ICE detention facility

The Houston Health Department confirmed seven cases of mumps among adult detainees at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Houston. All seven patients were detained during the infectious period, and officials say there is no evidence the disease was transmitted to anyone outside the facility.


The Houston EMS medical director and local health authority Dr. David Persse said, “Since these individuals were isolated inside the facility during the period they were infectious, we do not anticipate these cases posing a threat to the community.”

According to the CDC, mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, followed by swollen salivary glands. You can protect yourself and your family against mumps with vaccination


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