Medical

Ninth child dies in New Jersey facility suffering adenovirus outbreak

Ninth child dies in New Jersey facility suffering adenovirus outbreak

New Jersey health officials say they've confirmed another case of adenovirus in an outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center that left nine people dead.

They said the unidentified child who died Saturday evening at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell was "medically fragile", CBS News reported.

The new diagnoses bring the total number of cases to 25. Twenty-five children have been sickened in the outbreak, as has one staff member at the facility.

The child was confirmed to have the virus before October 22, officials said.

Those affected at the Wanaque center range in age from toddlers to young adults.

Adenovirus causes severe flu-like symptoms but can be even more unsafe than the typical flu virus.

No new residents are being admitted for the duration of the outbreak, which won't be declared over until the center can go four weeks without any new cases. Some strains also cause diarrhea and conjunctivitis.




"This is a tragic situation, and our thoughts are with the families who are grieving right now", New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said in a press release. The most recent outbreak of the illness at the facility, about 32 miles (50 km) northwest of New York City, was October 22. The infections can affect the tissue linings of the respiratory tract, eyes, intestines, urinary tract and nervous system, causing illnesses ranging from a cold to bronchitis to pneumonia to pink eye.

Officials say the outbreak occurred between September 26 and October 22.

The 227-bed, for-profit facility has a pediatric center and also cares for elderly residents.

"Unfortunately, the particular strain of adenovirus (#7) in this outbreak is affecting medically fragile children with severely compromised immune systems", Kirgan said.

A premature baby amid died bacterial infections at the Newark hospital this month.

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


  • Texans trade for Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas

    Texans trade for Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas

    If the deal goes down, Thomas' first game will be against the Denver Broncos....in Denver. He has 36 catches for 402 yards and three touchdowns in eight games this season.
    Oscar Strengthens Into Tropical Storm; No Threat To Land

    Oscar Strengthens Into Tropical Storm; No Threat To Land

    The Atlantic hurricane season typically peaks in September and October, but major storms do sometimes form in November. Forecasters said Oscar is expected to become a hurricane later Sunday as its track curves toward the North Atlantic.
    Trump Blames Media for 'Great Anger' in US

    Trump Blames Media for 'Great Anger' in US

    Two the packages were addressed to CNN's main offices in NY , the first prompting a massive evacuation during their broadcast. CNN President Jeff Zucker said another suspicious package addressed to CNN was intercepted Monday at an Atlanta post office.
  • Patriots Rumors: New England expressing interest in Demaryius Thomas

    Patriots Rumors: New England expressing interest in Demaryius Thomas

    Multiple reports from NFL Media named two specific wideouts who could be trade targets for New England. Whether or not Gordon shapes up, the Patriots still have a need to fill at receiver.
    Warriors, Durant stay in NY  to face Nets

    Warriors, Durant stay in NY to face Nets

    Willie Cauley-Stein also had a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards, while De'Aaron Fox added 17 points and nine assists. Klay Thompson has played in the shadows of Curry and Durant but he is without a doubt an integral part of the Warriors.
    Khashoggi's fiancée demands answers, says Saudi authorities are responsible for killing

    Khashoggi's fiancée demands answers, says Saudi authorities are responsible for killing

    Saudi officials characterize the killing as a rogue operation carried out by Saudi agents who exceeded their authority. He said the culprits were in Saudi Arabia and the country had a big responsibility in this regard.
  • Nishikori, Anderson reach Vienna final

    Nishikori, Anderson reach Vienna final

    Now in ninth place, Nishikori with a win could move to within 125 points of the cut for the eight-man event in London next month. Nishikori has a 4-2 record against Anderson from six previous meetings, including a 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (4) win in NY in February.
    Stephens through to semi-finals in Singapore

    Stephens through to semi-finals in Singapore

    She made the elite-eight field only because of No. 1-ranked Simona Halep's withdrawal with an injury but has proved she belongs. Bertens played too risky a brand of tennis , posting 41 winners to 12 for Svitolina, but also making 63 to 36 unforced errors.
    Hamilton claims fifth F1 world title as Verstappen wins in Mexico

    Hamilton claims fifth F1 world title as Verstappen wins in Mexico

    Lewis Hamilton received a message of congratulations from Will Smith after winning the fifth F1 title of his career on Sunday. The Red Bulls came in expecting to be strong in the high altitude at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez .
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Achieves Biggest Opening Weekend in Entertainment History

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Achieves Biggest Opening Weekend in Entertainment History

    It previously took Grand Theft Auto V well over a year to arrive to PC, after initially only coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
    Bucks top Raptors to be last National Basketball Association  undefeated team

    Bucks top Raptors to be last National Basketball Association undefeated team

    He missed Toronto's win 117-113 at Washington on October 20 before returning for the Raptors' 127-106 win over visiting Charlotte. The Raptors also listed Delon Wright as probable and Fred VanVleet as questionable for Monday night's game.
    Apple's iOS 12.1 will release on October 30th

    Apple's iOS 12.1 will release on October 30th

    With all hints pointing towards the imminent launch of iOS 12.1 with two major features, users can wait a bit longer to find out. The update brings with it a host of new features, most important of which is the belated arrival of the group FaceTime feature.