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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:02 PM

Mumps confirmed in 7 detainees at Houston ICE facility

Source: AP

HOUSTON (AP) — Health officials say seven cases of the mumps have been confirmed at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Houston.

The Houston Health Department said Saturday that the seven adults were detained during their infectious period. Health officials say there’s no evidence the disease was transmitted outside the facility.

The health department is working with the facility on infection control.

Mumps is contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing. Common symptoms are fever, headache, and painfully swollen salivary glands that can cause puffy cheeks. Most people recover within weeks. Outbreaks are rare but have happened in Texas and the Houston region.

Read more: https://www.apnews.com/c4511e01dbc04b2d8fb3807d34b5d005

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:53 PM

1. Vaccinations?

It would be hard for migrant refugees to keep their health needs up to date. I hope to God that this is an isolated outbreak. trump's victims don't need more grief.

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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:11 PM

2. That's taken care of as children in the US.

Even if they're here illegally.

I wonder how many adults immigrate and don't get the vaccinations, or avoid having their kids vaccinated. For schools in Texas it's required and you have to file the paperwork showing that the children have their required vaccinations--or you have some attention-attracting paperwork hoops to jump through.

Don't know what the vaccination regimes are in other countries, though.

There was an outbreak of mumps in Honduras last September, reported by various sources of moderately questionable confidence.

Most are like this one: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/honduras-reports-5000-mumps-cases-year-92438/

That would indicate it's not the migrants that have the problem keeping vaccinations up to date. It's the pre-migrants.

In general, in the US: https://www.cdc.gov/mumps/outbreaks.html

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