HOBOKEN - Eight cases of mumps have been reported at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, according to the Hoboken Health Department.
Stevens has been working closely with the New Jersey State Department of Health since suspected cases of mumps were reported last week.
"Every precaution has been taken to ensure the safety of the public,” says Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “The best way to prevent mumps is vaccination."
Outbreaks of mumps have occurred in vaccinated populations before, including other colleges and universities such as Ohio State University and Fordham University. All Stevens students are required to have full vaccinations before attending the university.
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. More information about mumps can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.