Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

9th Child Dies Following Viral Outbreak At New Jersey Rehabilitation Facility

Ninth child dies following viral outbreak at New Jersey health care facility A ninth child died Saturday night at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
Ben Pena | 31 October, 2018, 03:13

An adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey pediatric rehabilitation center has left nine children dead, officials said on Sunday Oct. 28.

The state's Department of Health said the victim was a "medically fragile" child who had a confirmed case of adenovirus.The unidentified child died Saturday evening at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, the department said.

The new diagnoses bring the total number of cases to 25.

The teams will assess infection prevention practices and deploy beginning in November, according to Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal.

The Health Department says an inspection team found "minor handwashing deficiencies", and they continue to work closely with the nursing and rehab center on infection control issues.

The first report was made September 26, and health officials began to survey the facility on October 10. It said it did not have laboratory confirmation of adenovirus in the child.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control was assisting state health officials with testing and "expertise", according to the New Jersey Department.

"Unfortunately, the particular strain of adenovirus (#7) in this outbreak is affecting medically fragile children with severely compromised immune systems". A staff member also became ill.

The most recent date of illness onset was October 22, and it is believed that those sickened became ill between September 26 and October 22.

"Not all viruses are adenovirus". According to the CDC, the virus causes a wide range of illnesses - including the common cold, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, pink eye, fever, bladder infection, inflammation of the stomach or neurologic disease.

In the same report, the New Jersey spokeswoman Nicole Kirgan said children are particularly at risk with this virus.

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

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