A correctional facility in New Jersey has been placed on lockdown following five reported mumps cases among inmates. No additional information 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 said during a press conference. "We have ordered the expedited delivery of 1,000 doses or 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.
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Jail officials customs WCBS 880 the outbreak includes in the general population and now on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Earlier this year,were exposed to mumps in ICE detention facilities across the U.S. 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. considered highly contagious but is highly preventable with a vaccine. Mumps typically start 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 are people who received two doses of the mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine as children according to the U.S. vaccination schedule protected for life.