Nearly 200 People in Texas Immigration Detention Facilities Have Contracted Mumps

March 5, 2019

(CNN) – Nearly 200 people at immigration detention facilities across Texas have contracted mumps since October, officials say. The 186 patients range from 13 to 66 years old, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Tuesday.  Most of the cases were among detainees, though five workers also contracted the virus. The state health department does not believe that it has spread into the community.

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