Quarantine over mumps outbreak at immigration centers

A spokesman said 236 detainees have had confirmed or probable cases of mumps in 51 facilities in the past year
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(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia health officials say they now believe 74 people have contracted mumps at Temple University. City Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said Wednesday there are 15 confirmed cases and 59 probable cases, all but three of them in Philadelphia. Probable diagnoses indicate a person showing mumps-like symptoms. The city says the numbers reported this year are high compared with those in past years; 54 cases were reported in 2010. Students who may be infected should limit contact with others and seek medical care. Mumps is a viral infection that involves swollen glands. The Centers for Di...
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WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- More than 2,200 people exposed to a mumps outbreak in two U.S. immigrant detention facilities have been quarantined, federal officials say. The 25-day quarantine began March 7 at facilities in Pine Prairie, Louisiana,...
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Immigration authorities say more than 2,200 people who were exposed to a mumps outbreak in at least two detention facilities have been quarantined
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Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he found a lawyer to help him seek asylum.Reuters Health Information
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More than 2,000 people in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody are being quarantined amid an outbreak of mumps and other diseases.
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Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he found a lawyer to help him seek asylum.
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The Philadelphia university reported the first case of the contagious, vaccine-preventable disease on Feb. 28.
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FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 -- Ten confirmed cases of mumps, six probable cases, and a case under investigation have been reported at Temple University in Philadelphia. The university reported the first case of the contagious, vaccine-preventable disease...
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One of the affected patients at Temple University is a part-time student who went home to nearby Montgomery County and infected another person, officials say.
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A mumps outbreak and quarantine at the Pine Prairie Immigration and Customs Enforcement Processing Center in Louisiana blocked immigrants from legal resources, including their lawyers and the law library, for about two weeks in January and February, according to the attorneys. The outbreak has also raised questions about how officials dealing with public health concerns can undermine detainees’ legal rights. Lawyers said the illness did not stop immigration court proceedings — meaning from at least Feb. 3 to Feb. 14 quarantined individuals were required to continue with removal hearings, conducted from their do...
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