Chesterfield County cheerleaders among thousands warned of mumps

Chesterfield County cheerleaders among thousands warned of mumps
Thousands of cheerleaders nationwide were warned about mumps exposure. (Source: Pixabay)

MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) - Some cheerleaders from Chesterfield County are among the thousands nationwide who were warned about mumps after a competition in Texas.

Health officials warned two Midlothian cheerleading groups they may have been exposed to the disease.

It usually takes about two weeks for symptoms of mumps to develop, so it's possible the girls may not be aware they have it.

Mumps is an infection from a virus that can be spread through the air or direct contact, similar to the flu.

Texas health officials say about 25,000 people from 39 states and nine countries may have been exposed after someone with the mumps attended the competition in Dallas.

Fame Allstars' Midlo Vengeance and Midlo Super Seniors were part of that competition.

So far no one at the competition has reported developing the mumps, and Fame reported no one who was on the trip has shown signs of mumps. Texas Department of State Health Services sent letters to everyone who attended the competition to alert them to the disease.

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