Cheerleaders Exposed To Mumps

posted by Hector Gonzales -

Thousands of cheerleaders and their supporters might be at risk for the mumps after a national competition in Texas last month.  The National Cheerleaders Association All-Star National Championship brought competitors from 39 states and nine countries to Dallas.  Among those in attendance was a person with the mumps.  The disease is typically prevented through a vaccine.  Most people don't even experience symptoms and no cases have so far been reported.  

It's as contagious as the flu and can result in a swollen face.

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