Ninth person dies after infection at NJ nursing center

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

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

The Westchester mother of a 16-year-old girl who was among seven dead in an adenovirus outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in North Jersey is demanding answers, ABC7 reports.

The death on Sunday at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey, was reported over the weekend by the New Jersey Department of Health.

Health commissioner Dr Shereef Elnahal said the first symptoms showed at the centre on 26 September, and the state was notified of an outbreak 9 October. "We are working every day to ensure all infection control protocols are continuously followed and closely monitoring the situation at the facility."Adenoviruses are a family of viruses that account for about 5 to 10 percent of fevers in young children, but most patients recover".

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

The individuals associated with the outbreak became ill between September 26 and October 22, the Health Department said.

At the hospital, the state health department earlier said it found four Acinetobacter baumannii cases since October 1. Twenty-five children have been sickened in the outbreak, as has one staff member at the facility.

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The facility has now confirmed that 25 patients have been affected by adenovirus - a respiratory virus that causes flu- or cold-like symptoms, but can be far more harmful to those who have compromised immune systems.

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

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.

Adenoviruses, of which there are 52 different strains, are common causes of respiratory illnesses and most infections aren't severe, according to the CDC.

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.

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