Ninth death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak

9th child dies in adenovirus outbreak at NJ health facility, Health Department confirms

Among the 25 confirmed adenovirus cases among residents, there have been eight pediatric deaths confirmed with adenovirus, according to the NJ Health Department.

"This latest death was an individual who had a confirmed case of adenovirus and had become ill before October 22", explains health officials.

Teams will also be sent to the Voorhees Pediatric Facility in the state, and the Children's Specialised Hospital with locations in Toms River and Mountainside.

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.

Health officials found minor hand-washing deficiencies at the facility during visits last week, and have been working with the center on infection-control issues, the health department said.

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

Each of those who became ill had "severely compromised immune systems" before they got sick, and ranged in age from toddlers to young adults.

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The strain of adenovirus is associated with communal living arrangements, it said.

The facility has been told not to admit any new patients until the outbreak ends.

The child, already fragile and suffering respiratory illness, was not confirmed to have a common infection, health officials said.

Both the staff at the facility as well as state authorities are continuous in the efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

Rowena Bautista, the administrator of the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, said Thursday in a statement the community "feels a tremendous sense of loss".

Adenovirus is a respiratory disease with symptoms that may include a sore throat, pneumonia, diarrhea, pink eye, fever, and inflammation of the stomach and intestines.

The viruses themselves are also "resistant to many common disinfectants and can remain infectious for long periods on environmental surfaces and medical instruments", the CDC says.

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