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Monmouth County probes suspected mumps cases

A file photo of a child with mumps. (CDC/NIP photo) A file photo of a child with mumps. (CDC/NIP photo)
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D'Jais Bar and Grill in Belmar would normally be open right now, but it remains closed because of a possible mumps outbreak. Of the 22 cases, health officials say 21 have either been patrons or are employees of the bar.

No music. No drinks. An empty bar and restaurant.

D'Jais co-owner Frank Sementa said several of his employees started feeling sick over the weekend. And then, the bad news: doctors said it might be the mumps.

"The employees went to the doctors and then all of a sudden it became, well gee, they're saying we may have the mumps," he said.

Mumps is a highly infectious disease, particularly if you haven't been vaccinated for it.

Sementa saids he and the other owners decided to close bar to be safe.

"The most prudent thing to do was to close this weekend and let the dust settle and see where we are Monday," he said.

It's unclear if any of those who got sick were vaccinated at any point for mumps.

Those vaccinated as an infant and then again between the ages of 4 and 6 are 90 percent less likely to contract it. But, it can spread quickly, Dr. Natasha Withers with One Medical Group said.

"Initially it's kind of difficult because you get fever chills and body aches and as the disease progresses you usually get swollen glands," she said. "Typically it takes two weeks after exposure to get sick."

The majority of those sick are from Monmouth County, including Asbury Park, Belmar and Long Branch. Others live outside of the county including Point Pleasant, Woodbridge and Saddle Brook. County officials say they're waiting on the confirmation of test results.

http://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?ID=1932

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