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Lopez State Jail Inmates on Medical Restriction due to Mumps

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Monday, May 15 2017 May 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 8:48 PM May 15, 2017 in News

EDINBURG – Officials said more than 90 inmates at the Lopez State Jail in Edinburg are under medical restriction due to a mumps outbreak.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said six inmates were diagnosed with mumps. They’re currently in isolation cells to keep the infection from spreading.

Two of the jail’s housing areas are also on restriction, meaning nearly 90 inmates can’t leave their area or have visitors.

The restriction will be in place for 25 days.

People with mumps are contagious for five to seven days before symptoms appear.

The Hidalgo County Health Department said there have been no reports of mumps in the general community.

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