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More than 900 people at immigration detention centers have gotten mumps, an incurable virus that can cause severe brain inflammation and deafness

Mumps outbreaks occur when large groups of people are kept in close contact for long periods of time.
Hospitalman Jessica Ferguson, left, immunizes Logistics Specialist 1st Class Willson Villavilencio aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75).

A US warship hit hard by the mumps is finally virus-free after being quarantined at sea for months

All of the infected military personnel have recovered and returned to duty, but the Navy is still exercising caution after this unusual outbreak.
Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) prepares for an underway replenishment-at-sea with USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) and USS New York (LPD 21) Jan. 9, 2015.

The Navy’s fighting to get a rare viral mumps outbreak under control after it stranded a US warship at sea

USS Fort McHenry has been stuck at sea for months as the crew and Marines aboard are quarantined amid an outbreak that's likely the mumps.

Immigrant detention centers are dealing with mumps and chicken pox outbreaks, and thousands have been put into quarantine

More than 2,200 people have been quarantined in immigration detention facilities nationwide, sparking concern over adequate medical care for migrants.

More illnesses could be sexually transmitted than we thought — including the common cold

CDC researchers found the genetic material for 27 viruses in human semen, and they suspect there may be many more.