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The Texas Department of State Health Services is sending letters to attendees of four cheerleading competitions in North Texas, warning they may have been exposed to mumps. KXAS reports that the department is warning attendees of competitions in November and December in Dallas, Frisco and Arlington that those contests could have been the originator of some of the cases in the state’s worst outbreak of mumps in years.
So far, 11 cases of the mumps have been linked to the outbreak associated with the competitions, according to KXAS. The number of mumps cases in North Texas has jumped to more than 50 in recent weeks with cases reported in Johnson, Dallas, Collin, Denton and Tarrant counties. Learn more about mumps from this Vital Signs interview. [The Associated Press, KXAS, KERA News]