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Fordham University mumps outbreak

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Fordham University's campus in the Bronx is dealing with an apparent mumps outbreak, the university said. At least nine people at the Rose Hill campus have come down with the disease in the last three days, officials said. Another case dating back to January has not been confirmed as mumps but is likely to be so.

All students at Fordham are required to be vaccinated against mumps, measles, and rubella, but that is not 100 percent effective, the university said.

"All the students with suspected mumps infections have either returned home or have been isolated from other residents during the infectious phase of the illness," the university said in a statement.

Mumps is a highly contagious illness caused by a virus, according to the CDC. Mumps usually causes fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and the swelling of salivary glands.

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