State Health Officials Warn Cheer Parents to Watch For Mumps

In February, Dallas played host to the National Cheerleaders Association’s All-Star National Championship. Someone who participated, health officials later determined, was afflicted with the mumps. The Texas Department of State Health Services has sent a letter to parents of those involved in the competition, urging them to be on the lookout. The mumps have seen something of a resurgence lately, so there’s reason to be on high alert. By April of 2017, and per this press release, Texas had already notched a 20-year high for mumps cases in the state. Symptoms usually kick in about 14 to 18 days after… Full Story