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Mumps Case Confirmed at 3rd PSJA School

1 year 11 months 1 week ago Thursday, May 30 2019 May 30, 2019 May 30, 2019 5:53 PM May 30, 2019 in News - Local

ALAMO – A third school in the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District has confirmed a case of the mumps has been found.

A district spokesperson, Arianna Vasquez-Hernandez, says the case was found at McKeever Elementary School in Alamo.

She adds students were not present on the campus at the time “the sick individual” was there.

Crews disinfected the school as a precaution following the discovery.

On Wednesday, the district confirmed a mumps case was found at Escobar Elementary School in Pharr.

Earlier this month, Hidalgo County Health Department confirmed a case at PSJA Memorial High School.

It is unclear if this case is part of the 51 cases already confirmed in the county.

The case at McKeever Elementary School will make it the sixth school in Hidalgo County impacted by the virus.

The principal released this statement:

“Good afternoon McKeever Elementary parents,

This is Principal Gomez calling to inform you a case of mumps was confirmed at our school. We are fortunate that our students were not in school when the sick individual was present; however, we still took actions to disinfect the school as a precaution.

As per health officials, vaccination against mumps is the best protection against it, but vaccinated individuals may still become infected. Anyone diagnosed or suspected with having mumps should stay home for a minimum of five days. If you or anyone you know experience symptoms please contact your healthcare provider.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.”

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