EDINBURG, Texas – More than a dozen cases of mumps are under investigation. Local health officials have confirmed that five of these cases are mumps.
A total of 18 people in Hidalgo county have been tested for the contagious virus. We’re told 13 of the suspected cases are epidemiologically linked. Meaning they’ve had contact with one or more persons who have or had the disease.
Local doctors have been alerted to test for mumps in patients showing symptoms, which include fever, muscle aches, headache, loss of appetite, and swelling of the salivary glands which can include the jaw and neck area.
Complications or other presentations are rare and usually mild.