" It's scary because you never know who's going to catch it. I mean even if they may have their shots, they still may get it, you never know," said Alicia Barrgega, Parent.
"They have all their shots, but like I heard it is still contagious and it still scares you," said Samantha Torres, Parent.
Parents at Wilson and Young middle school concerned. A student was diagnosed with a probable case of mumps. Mumps is a virus, that is contagious.
"And what is meant by probable is that physician that saw the patient conducted one of the two tests that actually confirms. It's the golden type testing," said Gino Solla, Director of Ector County Health Department.
Solla says mumps is tested with a swab test and by having blood drawn.
However, once the student tested positive for one examination, he was sent home immediately.
"As of right now it is one case,but I do want to tell you, that there are cluster's of Mump cases throughout the state of Texas," said Solla.
Texas experiencing the highest incidence of mumps in 22 years, according to the Texas Department of Health Services; however, Solla says it's not an epidemic. He advises parents to take proper precaution. Mumps could be spread through any infected droplets.
"Be well aware. That's almost as important as making sure your child is fed everyday. They should be well aware that their kids have received all their mandatory vaccines," said Solla.