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Health Department Gives Jersey Shore Club Satisfactory Rating Following Mumps Scare

41 Cases Of Mumps Under Investigation Statewide
Frank Sementa, owner of the popular D'Jais, stands on the second story of the boarded-up nightclub in Belmar, New Jersey following supestorm Sandy, while a clean-up truck is parked on the beach - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Frank Sementa, owner of the popular D’Jais, stands on the second story of the boarded-up nightclub in Belmar, New Jersey following supestorm Sandy, while a clean-up truck is parked on the beach – Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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FREEHOLD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Health officials say the number of suspected mumps cases in New Jersey has increased.

The Star-Ledger reported Friday that there are now 41 reported cases of mumps under investigation in the state.

Most of the suspected cases, including one confirmed case, are connected to D’Jais Bar & Grill in Belmar.

“Twenty-five Monmouth County cases, 36 total cases,” Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas Arnone told WCBS 880’s Monica Miller.

The popular Jersey shore establishment has voluntarily closed temporarily and more than 30 employees have been given the mumps vaccine.

The Health Department re-inspected D’Jais on Friday and gave the establishment a satisfactory rating.

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