Mumps Confirmed at Houston ICE Center

The Houston Health Department confirmed seven case 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.

According to Houston EMS medical director and local health authority Dr. David Persse, “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.”

Mumps is a vaccine-preventable contagious virus, which typically starts with fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite; it’s followed by swollen salivary glands.Most people recover from mumps without serious complications.

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