An employee of the Fort Worth school district was recently diagnosed with mumps, the district announced in a press release Friday afternoon.
The employee works in an isolated office at the district’s professional development center, which is not a school campus.
Tarrant County Public Health notified the school district of the diagnosis, though it’s believed that the employee is “no longer infectious,” district spokesman Clint Bond said.
“At this point, according to Tarrant County Public Health, we believe the contact has been casual with other [employees],” Bond said. “We don't think, at this moment, there is any reason to believe the virus has spread.”
The school district’s professional development center is on McCart Avenue, off West Berry Street.
The Keene and Cleburne school districts in Johnson County have had a recent outbreak of mumps, a highly contagious virus that often leads to facial swelling and could lead to brain infection.
The number of cases in Johnson County this week rose to 48. Dr. Elvin Adams, the health authority there, believes the mumps in Johnson County came from an outbreak in Arkansas, where several Keene students recently visited.
Anyone with questions about mumps or who is experiencing symptoms can contact Tarrant County Public Health at 817-321-5350.