The NCA said in a tweet that 23,655 athletes, 2,600 coaches from 39 states and nine countries attended the competition in Dallas.
Mumps is a virus that is spread by coughing, sneezing and direct contact with saliva, like eating or drinking after an infected person. Health officials advise people never to share glasses, utensils, cigarettes or other items, as that could also spread the virus.
Mumps are a viral illness that are highly contagious, but have a preventative vaccine. Someone with mumps is infectious three days before to five days after swollen glands appear. Many people do not have any symptoms. Infected people without symptoms of mumps may still be able to transmit the virus. Adults who have not had two doses of MMR vaccine can receive the vaccine. The department has apparently received no reports of any follow-up cases of the mumps, but told the Post "the next few days will probably be telling" and that cheerleaders have been advised to look out for symptoms.
The Texas DHS says vaccines offer the "best protection", but vaccinated individuals can still become infected.
Health officials warned two Midlothian cheerleading groups they may have been exposed to the disease.
U.S. embassy in Turkey closes due to 'security threat'
Embassy has announced on its website that it would be closed on March 5 because of an an unspecified security threat. Turkey has also been the victim of numerous ISIS and PKK attacks in recent years that have killed hundreds.
Korea's Kim during Pyongyang trip
The visit comes in the wake of the thaw brought about by North Korea's attendance at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics last month. South Korea says it has agreed with North Korea to hold summit talks between the two countries' presidents in late April.
Forecast: Quieter weather likely into the weekend
Significant accumulations are possible with northern Aroostook receiving up to a foot of snow with locally higher amounts. The winds will be strong along and north of the Interstate 76 corridor and east of Fort Morgan, according to the NWS.
Third straight week 'Black Panther' holds top box office spot
The success of Black Panther will be analyzed and evaluated for years to come as others try to duplicate this film's performance. From Fox and Chernin Entertainment, Red Sparrow beat Death Wish with an estimated $17 million from 3,056 theaters to place 2nd.
Utica College on lock down while police investigate threat
Police completed a search of the building and determined the the students, school and staff were safe. the lockdown was lifted. The calls were from an individual who stated he was armed with a weapon, according to the City of Utica's Police Department.