Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Seven adult mumps cases confirmed at Houston ICE detention facility

Seven adult detainees at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Houston have been diagnosed with mumps, but the contagious disease is contained, the city's health department said on Saturday.

'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 health authority and emergency medical services medical director, said in a statement.

ICE's Houston Contract Detention Facility houses approximately 950-1,000 adults.

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