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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

From September 2018 through August 2019,  a total of 898 confirmed and probable mumps cases in adult migrants detained in 57 facilities (18% of 315 U.S. facilities that house ICE detainees) were reported in 19 states, according to information published Friday in the CDC’s MMWR.

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More than four out of 10 cases were reported from facilities that house ICE detainees in Texas.

Private companies operated 34 facilities, 19 were county jails that house detained migrants, and four were ICE-operated.

The vast majority of the cases were reported in men and most (758, 84%) patients were exposed while in custody of ICE or another U.S. agency. At least 13 people were hospitalized.

In addition to the hundreds of detainees, an additional 33 cases occurred among staff members.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Health Service Corps (IHSC) provided >25,000 doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine in response to mumps in 56 facilities.

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As of August 22, 2019, mumps outbreaks are ongoing in 15 facilities in seven states, and new introductions into detention facilities through detainees who are transferred or exposed before being taken into custody continue to occur.