Cheerleaders From 39 States Possibly Exposed To Mumps In Dallas

DALLAS, TX — The All-Star National Cheerleading Championship this year brought fun, fierce competition and a possibility of mumps exposure. That’s right, cheerleaders from 39 states across the U.S. were put at risk of exposure to the mumps virus between Feb. 23 and Feb. 25 at Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. A letter of warning sent by Texas Health and Human Services did not name the person who first carried the virus to the competition, but a spokesperson told WFAA the carrier came from out of state. Mumps is highly contagious but, thankfully, not usually serious. Symptoms are often flulike and include swollen glands, low-grade fever, tiredness and muscle… Read More

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