Cheerleading squads possibly exposed to mumps at competition


Multiple East Texas competitive cheerleading squads were among more than 1,300 teams possibly exposed to mumps at a recent competition in Dallas.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, cheerleaders who took part in the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) All-Star National Championship on Friday, February 23-Sunday, February 25, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, may have been exposed to mumps.

The NCA says 23,655 cheerleaders and 2,600 coaches making up 1,320 teams attended the three-day competition. The teams descended upon Dallas from 39 states across the nation, as well as nine countries worldwide.

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