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7 cases of mumps found in ICE detention center

(CNN)Seven cases of mumps have been identified in an ICE facility in Houston, according to the Houston Health Department.All seven cases were adult detainees at Houston's US Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility, and there is no evidence the disease was transmitted to anyone outside the facility, according to the Houston Health Department."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," said Dr. David Persse, Houston's local health authority and EMS medical director.Mumps, which is typically spread through saliva and mucus, causes fever, muscle aches, loss of appetite and the characteristic puffy cheeks and jaw from ...