By Katharine Jackson
(Reuters) – Seven grownup detainees at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Houston have been recognized with mumps, however the contagious illness is contained, town’s well being division mentioned on Saturday.
“Since these people had been remoted inside the power in the course of the interval they had been infectious, we don’t anticipate these circumstances posing a risk to the group,” Dr. David Persse, Houston’s native well being authority and emergency medical companies medical director, mentioned in an announcement. ICE’s Houston Contract Detention Facility homes roughly 950-1,000 adults.
The viral illness begins with fever, aches and lack of urge for food, then causes painful swelling of the saliva glands. Signs usually final seven to 10 days.
As a result of mumps can unfold rapidly in crowded locations, a Houston Well being Division spokesman mentioned detainees with mumps had been put into isolation till they may not infect others.
Mumps could be prevented with the measles, mumps and rubella, (MMR) vaccine. Kids who obtain two scheduled doses of the vaccine are shielded from the virus for all times, in accordance with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
(Reporting by Katharine Jackson; modifying by Jonathan Oatis)