April 19, 2014 at 1:00 AM
HOBOKEN, NJ - Eight cases of mumps have been reported at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, according to the Hoboken Health Department.
Anyone who has recently visited the campus or had close contact with students or staff members should visit their doctor if they start to exhibit symptoms.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by the mumps virus. Mumps typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, and is followed by swelling of salivary glands. Anyone who is not immune from either previous mumps infection or from vaccination can get mumps.