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Mumps Reported At Kenosha Detention Center

KENOSHA,WI—There is a case of mumps at the Kenosha County Detention Center. The illness was reported in one of the detainees held at the center last week by both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department was notified by medical staff after the detainee was transferred to another facility. The Mumps diagnosis has been confirmed and the detainee is receiving treatment for this disease.

Previously established departmental policies and procedures aimed at controlling transmission-based illnesses were immediately implemented and the identified dorm was placed into isolation, as was the infected person when they were returned to Kenosha. Any other inmate housed with that person is isolated as well as a precaution.

Mumps is spread through direct contact with saliva or respiratory droplets from the mouth, nose, or throat.   

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