Seven cases of mumps at ICE de­ten­tion fa­cil­ity

Albuquerque Journal - - NATION -

HOUS­TON — Health of­fi­cials say seven cases of 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.

Mumps is con­ta­gious and spreads through cough­ing and sneez­ing.

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