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The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at Stevens Institute of Technology.

The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine.

The school says it has told faculty and staff members who are unsure of their immunization status to check with their health providers.

"At Stevens our top priority is the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. Consistent with the procedures outlined by the NJDOH, all students with suspected mumps infection were isolated from others during the infectious phase of the illness and returned to their homes off campus," said Maggie Cunning, Director of the Student Health Services. "There have been no reports of newly symptomatic cases since the initial cases last week."

Stevens is encouraging anyone who may have recently visited the campus or had close contact with a student or staff member to contact their doctor if they are exhibiting mumps symptoms. These include swollen salivary glands, fever, headache, tiredness and loss of appetite.

To report a case of the mumps, visit NJ.gov

To learn more about mumps symptoms and treatments, visit CDC.gov

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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