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Urbana fire chief retiring from department after 26 years

Unclear if local teams exposed to mumps during national cheerleading event


Texas health officials are warning of possible mumps exposure at a national cheerleading competition.

An out-of-state person with mumps traveled to the National Cheerleaders Association All-Star National Championships, held in downtown Dallas Feb. 23-25, according to the Dallas Morning News.

>> RELATED: Health officials warn about mumps exposure at national cheerleading event

Local teams have been known to travel to the event, although it’s unclear if any did this year. In 2017, Midwest Cheer Elite Femme Feline, Midwest Cheer Elite Ladykatz and Midwest Cheer Elite Diamond Katz attended in the event.

The Texas Department of State Health Services has sent a letter to those that participated and their families, according to reports.

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