Seven mumps cases confirmed at Houston ICE detention facility

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(Reuters) - Seven adult detain

ees at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Houston have been diagnosed with mumps, but the co

ntagious disease is contained, the city’s health department said on S

aturday. “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,” Dr. David Persse, Houston’s local hea

lth authority and emergency medical services

medical director, said in a statemen刘备打一生肖 t. ICE’s Houston Contract Detention Facility houses approximately 950-1,000 adults. The vira

l disea

se begins with fever, aches and loss of appetite, then causes painful swelling of the saliva glands. Symptoms typically last 

seven to 10 days. Because mumps can spread quickly in crowded places, a Houston Health Department spokesman said detainees with mumps were put into isolation until they could no longer infect others. Mumps can be prevented with the measles, mumps and rubella, (MMR) vaccine. Children who receive two scheduled doses of the vaccine are

protected from the virus for life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.