New Jersey can now add the mumps to the list of diseases that the Jersey Shore is synonymous with.
According to the Monmouth Health Department, a New Jersey mumps outbreak is likely tied to a Jersey Shore bar, D'Jais, which shut down for the weekend.
Apparently all but one of the 26 "probable cases" either visited or worked at the bar in recent days. Authorities are unsure how the unconnected case — a child — was infected. Mumps is a contagious disease that is spread by saliva. At least one case has been officially confirmed to be mumps.
According to the local Patch, D’Jais has "received and carried out cleaning and sanitizing recommendations from the health department" and will reopen after the weekend.
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