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Mumps Case Confirmed at Weslaco School

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, April 30 2019 Apr 30, 2019 April 30, 2019 5:57 PM April 30, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – One case of the mumps has been confirmed at Weslaco Independent School District.

The confirmation came from the school district’s public information officer, Carlos Robledo.

We are working to find out which campus was affected and whether the infected person is a student or staff member.

We received a letter that was sent out to parents by the Weslaco ISD Nursing Department. 

Hidalgo County health officials say they're working with school administrators to investigate the source of the virus. 

Department head Eddie Olivarez says this case is new and not part of the original 13 cases announced Tuesday afternoon. 

We're told more information will be released Wednesday. 

A district spokesperson sent a statement that reads: 

"Regarding the letter that was sent out on April 30 about a positive Mumps case in our school district, we are working closely with the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department to ensure that if anyone exhibits signs and symptoms of Mumps, they follow-up with their doctor for assessment. If any students or staff have been exposed, the HCHHSD and Weslaco ISD will communicate directly with those individuals and continue the investigation in accordance with Texas Department of State Health Services and CDC protocols. The initial investigation indicates that the confirmed case had very limited contact with students and staff. We look forward to continue to work with our community partners in getting this situation resolved." 

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