Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

Multiple children dead from virus in New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed a child patient with a confirmed case of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell died Thursday night, bringing the total deaths among facility residents to 11. All of them had severely compromised immune systems due to other medical conditions. "The grief and hardship that families are experiencing right now is unthinkable", said New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef M. Elnahal. (NJMRC) to assist the facility in separating ill from asymptomatic patients.

"In this situation, really our only tool against this outbreak is strict enforcement of infection control protocols and reliable practice of those protocols for every single patient every time there's interaction with staff", Elnahal said.

A half-dozen cases of adenovirus are reported in a Camden County facility, but it's a far less severe strain and not life threatening.

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In previous inspections since the outbreak, officials found some handwashing deficiencies at the Wanaque Center, and were working with the facility on infection-control issues, the health department said.

Shereef Elnahal, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, looks on during a news conference before talking about the 11th death in a viral outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on November 16, 2018, in Jersey City, N.J.

Adenovirus has an incubation period of two to 14 days, meaning that symptoms typically appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.



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