Person With Mumps Attended National Cheer Competition In Dallas

  • Person With Mumps Attended National Cheer Competition In Dallas

Person With Mumps Attended National Cheer Competition In Dallas

Over 23,000 athletes from 39 states and nine countries, plus 2,600 coaches participated in the competition from February 23 to February 25 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

The Texas Department of Health said a person with mumps attended the National Cheerleaders Association All-Star National Championship in Dallas, and may have exposed children to the viral illness.

Mumps, according to state health officials, is typically contracted through saliva and respiratory droplets created when a person with the virus coughs or sneezes. And no Texas residents have developed mumps in connection with the case. "The Texas Department of State Health Services has informed us that they do not consider this to be an outbreak".

The letter to members, which was sent Friday, prompted them about the circumstance and gave insights about the mumps and its manifestations.

Van Deusen said that the patient had gone from another state and that, since the opposition, there have been no reports in Texas of individuals building up the mumps regarding the case. Mumps symptoms include swollen or tender salivary glands, swollen or tender testicles, low-grade fever, tiredness, and muscle aches. Many people do not have any symptoms.

Tens of thousands of cheerleaders from 39 different states could soon be exchanging pom-poms for painkillers and ice packs. "People with mumps are infectious three days before to five days after swollen glands appear".