Reuters reports that several confirmed cases of Mumps have been reported in an immigration detention center on the US border.
A highly preventable and deadly disease is causing several thousand people be locked up for seeking asylum on our border. They have been quarantined until further notice a report says.
Government officials are not clear on their immediate response. Reuters reports that a process of congressional investigation has started. An investigation to figure out if the affected detention center is following the necessary guidelines for handling public health issues.
Mumps virus. Coloured Transmission Electron Micro- graph of a mumps virus Rabula inflans in cross- section. The outer coat of the virus is a layer coloured yellow/pink while the core contains RNA genetic material. The mumps virus is a member of the paramyxoviridae virus family. It causes the acute viral illness of mumps, mainly in children. Symptoms include fever, headache and vomiting, preceding swelling of the parotid salivary glands in the neck (parotitis). A complication of mumps is meningitis. It adult males, mumps may cause swelling of the testes, but it seldom leads to infertility. There are mumps vaccines. Magnification x100,000 at 6x4.5cm size.