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8 Mumps Cases Confirmed At Stevens Institute Of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, N.J. (credit: Jeffrey Vock Photography)

Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, N.J. (credit: Jeffrey Vock Photography)

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Eight Stevens Institute of Technology students recently contracted mumps, school officials confirmed Thursday.

The cases were reported last week, and all the students were isolated to their homes off-campus, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported. No new cases have been reported since.

All eight of those infected were previously vaccinated, the school said.

Students applauded Stevens Institute’s fast response in notifying those on campus and were largely unconcerned.

“It doesn’t seem to be spreading, so no need to really worry,” one male student said.

“I guess that’s just something that just kind of comes back every now and then, but I’m not really concerned,” said another.

As the investigation continues, Stevens Institute said it’s following all recommendations from the state Health Department.

The school is encouraging anyone who has been on campus or had close contact with a Stevens student or employee and is experience symptoms of mumps to see a doctor. The symptoms of mumps are swollen and tender salivary glands, fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite.

“At Stevens our top priority is the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff,” Maggie Cunning, director of Student Health Services, said in a news release.

In February, Fordham University in the Bronx had 13 cases of mumps.

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