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8 Students Contract Mumps At Fordham University

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Eight students on the Bronx campus of Fordham University have contracted mumps.

One student was diagnosed in January, four on Tuesday and three more on Wednesday, the university told CBS 2.

All of the students have either returned home or have been isolated from others during the infectious phase, the university said.

Mumps is a contagious disease that starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite followed by the swelling of salivary glands, the Center for Disease Control explained.

The university said all the affected students had prior vaccinations against mumps, but vaccinations do not offer 100 percent protection.

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