Mumps case came out of Weslaco East High School

Weslaco ISD officials have reported that the mumps case confirmed Tuesday was identified at Weslaco East High School, according to a statement issued Wednesday.

Citing HIPPA protections for patient privacy, the district stated that more details could not be shared regarding the identity of the “individual” from Weslaco East who was confirmed to have mumps.

“Hidalgo County Health Department has stated that the recent cases of mumps in the county have no link to the current immigration situation along the border,” the statement read.

The district, which went on to state that Weslaco ISD and the county have “a high vaccination rate,” has not reported any additional cases.

Weslaco ISD first confirmed the lone mumps case Tuesday via a statement, which read “the confirmed case had very limited contact with students and staff” and that officials are ensuring that anyone who displays symptoms will follow-up with a health professional.

In the meantime, school district and county health officials continue to investigate “in accordance with Texas Department of State Health Services and CDC protocols,” according to Tuesday’s statement.