Two fitness gyms close in Mission due to mumps investigation


Two fitness gyms close to be disinfected after mumps virus originated at one facility. (Source MGN Online)

It has been confirmed both Tru Fit Athletic Club locations in Mission are closed due to the recent spread of the mumps virus. 

In an email to members Friday, Tru Fit said it closed the locations proactively because the confirmed and suspected cases had a connection to the athletic facilities. 

Both gyms are closed and are scheduled to be disinfected.

Tru Fit is working with the city of Mission and the Hidalgo County Health Department, who is leading the investigation.

According to the, there are nine suspected and one confirmed case of mumps.

The city of Mission held an emergency meeting Thursday night regarding a business posing a threat to residents.

Mission leaders did not immediately release the name of the business where the virus originated from.

According to county workers investigating the case, those infected are all young college adults. 

The mumps is a non-life threatening illness, but symptoms include fever, headaches, swelling of the glands in the jaw and neck area. 

Anyone who appears to have these symptoms are urged to see a doctor right away.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


COVID Tip: Wash Your Hands

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Wash Your Hands"

COVID Tip: Cover When Coughing and Sneezing

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Cover When Coughing and Sneezing"

COVID Tip: Disinfecting

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Disinfecting"

COVID Tip: Cover Your Mouth

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Cover Your Mouth"

COVID Tip: Avoid Close Contact

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Avoid Close Contact"

COVID-19 Tip: Disinfect Areas

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID-19 Tip: Disinfect Areas"

COVID-19 Tip: Wash Hands Often

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID-19 Tip: Wash Hands Often"

ValleyCentral App Links

App Store Link
Google Play Link

Inside RGV Politics

More Inside RGV Politics
More Throwback Thursday