Deadly Viral Outbreak In New Jersey

According to a Reuters article, A total of 25 young patients with compromised immune systems have been confirmed with adenovirus infections at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, state health officials said. 

Over the weekend a ninth child was confirmed dead from the virus at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

“These children were all largely ventilator dependant and immuno-compromised,” said NJDOH spokeswoman Donna Leusner.

The nine children who died in the outbreak that began Sept. 26 range in age from toddler to young adult, with most of them under age 18.

The facility, which includes a pediatric center, has been instructed not to admit new patients until the outbreak ends, the department said.

“We are working every day to ensure all infection control protocols are continuously followed and closely monitoring the situation at the facility,” Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said in a statement.

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