The Texas Department of State Health Services has sent notice to several state health departments, including IN, that people may have been exposed to the mumps at a national cheerleading competition IN Dallas last month.
Parents are on high alert at an Elizabeth Township cheerleading facility after getting word that 27 of their cheerleaders may have been exposed to mumps at a national competition last month.
That's according to reports from Dallas' WFAA and the Washington Post, which said Wednesday that the Department of State Health Services has issued a letter indicating that an out-of-state competitor had the viral illness during the event. He said the more than 23,000 cheerleaders and 2,600 coaches from 39 states and nine countries have been advised to watch for mumps symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle aches, and swollen jaw and cheeks.
Mumps is spread by saliva or germs spread in the air through a cough or sneeze. The time from being infected with the virus to developing symptoms can be as long as 25 days but is typically 14 to 18 days. However, many people do not have any symptoms at all.
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People with mumps are contagious three days before to five days after swollen glands appear. People without symptoms may still spread the virus. Adults who have not had two doses of MMR vaccine can receive the vaccine.
The mumps vaccine was created in 1967 and was mostly eradicated until a trend arose in Texas in 2016 with 191 cases reported, according to TDSHS. Those who have not received a second MMR shot should get one as soon as possible, health officials suggest.
Vaccination is the best protection against the mumps, the health department says, but vaccinated individuals can still become infected.