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USJail on lockdown due to mumps outbreak

07:51  12 june  2019
07:51  12 june  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

ICE struggles to contain spread of mumps in its detention centers

ICE struggles to contain spread of mumps in its detention centers To tally the full breadth of detainees who have caught the disease, Quartz contacted the local health departments that oversee each of the facilities where immigration lawyers reported outbreaks. Not all of those departments monitor outbreaks of disease in ICE facilities. Most notably is Louisiana, where there is no local oversight of its rapidly expanding immigrant detention system. Authorities in California—where state officials cut ties with ICE, removing a layer of oversight—also said they had no data on disease in ICE facilities.

Mumps outbreaks are not reportable. * Case count is preliminary and subject to change. * Before the U.S. mumps vaccination program started in 1967, about 186,000 cases were reported each year, but the actual number of cases was likely much higher due to underreporting.

In early January, a mumps outbreak at the privately run Pine Prairie U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Processing Center put Mejia and hundreds of other Internal emails reviewed by Reuters reveal the complications of managing outbreaks like the one at Pine Prairie, since immigrant

Jail on lockdown due to mumps outbreak© JEFF ZELEVANSKY / AP Bergen County Jail mumps outbreak

A correctional facility in New Jersey has been placed on lockdown following five reported mumps cases among inmates. No additional inmates will be accepted at the Bergen County Jail, and none will be allowed to leave.

"So far no staffers are showing any signs of infection," Bergen County Executive James Tedesco said during a press conference. "We have ordered the expedited delivery of 1,000 doses of MMR vaccines to administer to jail staff and inmates."

The five cases have been clinically diagnosed but they have yet to be confirmed by tests.

"Visitors, attorneys — we're still going to allow that visitation, however, it's going to be in a controlled environment where there'll be no access to the inmates," said Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton.

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In early January, a mumps outbreak at the privately-run Pine Prairie U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Processing Center put Mejia and hundreds of other detainees on lockdown . “When there is just one person who is sick, everybody pays,” Mejia, 19, said in a phone interview from the

In early January, a mumps outbreak at the privately-run Pine Prairie U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Processing Center put Mejia and hundreds of other detainees on lockdown . "When there is just one person who is sick, everybody pays," Mejia, 19, said in a phone interview from the

Jail officials told WCBS 880 the outbreak involves inmates in the general population and no those held on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Earlier this year, more than 2,200 people were exposed to mumps in ICE detention facilities across the U.S. In Houston, seven adult detainees were diagnosed with mumps, having contracted the virus in February.

Mumps spreads through direct contact with saliva or respiratory droplets from the mouth, nose or throat.

Mumps is considered highly contagious but is highly preventable with a vaccine. Mumps typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, followed by swollen salivary glands, according to the Health Department.

The Centers for Disease Control considers people who received two doses of the mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine as children according to the U.S. vaccination schedule protected for life.

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