Ninth person dies after infection at NJ nursing center

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A general look of the marquee outside of the Wanaque Center For Nursing And Rehabilitation, where New Jersey state Health Department confirmed the 18 cases of adenovirus, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Haskell, N.J. The outbreak has left six children dead and 12 others sick.

The department said that the facility, which includes a pediatric center, had agreed not to admit new patients until the outbreak ended.

An eighth child's death on Friday afternoon was associated with the outbreak, Leusner said.

"This is a tragic situation, and our thoughts are with the families who are grieving right now", Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said in a statement released on Sunday. "We are working every day to ensure all infection control protocols are continuously followed and closely monitoring the situation at the facility."Adenoviruses are a family of viruses that account for about 5 to 10 percent of fevers in young children, but most patients recover".


There have been 25 total cases of the virus at the facility. They also note this strain has been particularly associated with disease in communal living facilities.

New Jersey health officials say tests have confirmed a 19th patient has been infected in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation centre that has killed seven people.

The state health department has sent a team of investigators to the facility to determine the cause of the outbreak.

Rowena Bautista, the administrator of the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, said Thursday in a statement the community "feels a tremendous sense of loss". "But they can also cause conjunctivitis and, particularly in children, diarrhea".


The bacterium can cause pneumonia or serious blood or wound infections.

The viruses themselves are also "resistant to many common disinfectants and can remain infectious for long periods on environmental surfaces and medical instruments", the CDC says.

"Am I angry? I think what it is I need to know information, I like facts", Poulous told WABC.

The department said the exact cause of death is under investigation.


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