9th child dies at Wanaque Center amid adenovirus outbreak

9th child dies at Wanaque Center amid adenovirus outbreak

9th child dies at Wanaque Center amid adenovirus outbreak

A ninth child has died in an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, state health officials said Sunday. The department can not confirm that the death of an individual who died Friday afternoon was related to the outbreak, officials said. Twenty-five children have been sickened in the outbreak, as has one staff member at the facility.

State officials say the outbreak won't be declared over until the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation can go four weeks without any new cases of people being infected with a germ called adenovirus 7.

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

The facility is still not admitting any new patients and won't until the outbreak is over.

Adenovirus usually poses little risk for healthy people. It is believed that the individuals who became ill contracted the virus between September 26 and October 22.

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The nine children who died in the outbreak that began September 26 range in age from toddler to young adult, with majority under age 18.

It usually affects the respiratory system, but it can also cause gastroenteritis and conjunctivitis.

This strain of adenovirus has been associated with communal living.

The department said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were helping with lab tests and expertise.

The department is continuing to investigate the outbreak.

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"The Wanaque Center continues to fully cooperate with these agencies and has sought out their medical guidance with respect to the virus", the facility said.

A young adult has also succumbed to the illness at the Wanaque Centre for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey.

Adenoviruses, of which there are 52 different strains, are common causes of respiratory illnesses and most infections aren't severe, according to the CDC. Type 7 is most commonly associated with acute respiratory disease, according to the CDC.

Symptoms include a sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, fever, and neurologic disease.

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