|10 inmates quarantined after possible mumps outbreak in Harris County jail|
|By khou.com- Chloe Alexander & Lauren Talarico|
HOUSTON — Health officials are investigating a possible mumps outbreak at the Harris County Jail after several inmates are showing symptoms of the virus. Test results are expected Wednesday.
According to Jason Spencer, spokesperson for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the 10 inmates showing symptoms are currently in quarantine.
Inmate visitation hours haven’t been affected.
Mumps is a contagious viral disease that could have lasting health effects. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mumps is rarely deadly, but it can lead to meningitis, deafness and infertility.
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