- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) - Officials at a Hudson Valley university say eight members of the school’s intercollegiate swimming program have come down with the mumps.

Health officials with the State University of New York at New Paltz confirmed the mumps cases in a letter sent on Monday evening to users of the school’s athletic facilities.

Officials say all swim practices and workouts have been suspended “out of an abundance of caution” to see if anyone else has the mumps.

Officials say the affected students have been isolated. Some who weren’t immunized have been sent home.

The university says the pool in the Elting Gym has reopened after being shut down last week. Members of the swim team still can’t use it.

Symptoms include swelling of the salivary glands. It’s transmitted through close contact.

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