New Jersey viral outbreak leaves six children dead, 12 ill

6 kids dead at nj medical facility

State officials confirmed a total of 18 cases of adenovirus among paediatric patients at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on Tuesday.

A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for "medically fragile children" has left six youngsters dead and 12 others sick, the state Health Department said today. On Sunday, they said they found "minor hand washing deficiencies".

Adenoviruses can cause a wide range of illnesses, including common cold, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, pink eye, fever, bladder infection, inflammation of the stomach or neurologic diseases.

Questionable snap infraction call costs Cowboys against Redskins
If they game planned for today the same as they did against the Jaguars , the rest of the season will be much more winnable. The Cowboys have covered on their last four trips to Washington and the road team is on a 7-1 ATS run in this rivalry.


Adenoviruses are the cause of everyday infections like the common cold, bronchitis, pink eye and respiratory tract infections, but the highly contagious viruses can be much more risky to people with already compromised immune systems.

As its investigation continues, the Center has been instructed not to admit new patients. For example in 1997, an outbreak of adenovirus 7 at a U.S. Navy training center sickened more than 350 people, according to a 2002 report. Health officials are working with the center on infection control issues.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said in a statement Tuesday that state and local health officials are working to contain the outbreak. "Unfortunately, the particular strain of adenovirus in this outbreak is affecting medically fragile children with severely compromised immune systems".

Jamie Lee Curtis Revives ‘Halloween’ With a Record Debut
Universal Pictures said Sunday that " Halloween " took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. Rounding out the top five is Universal's " First Man ", which notched $8.5 million this weekend for a total of $30 million.


Wanaque Center is a pediatric and adult short- and long-term care facility.

"The strain has been particularly associated with disease in communal living arrangements and can be more severe", health officials said.

A scientific paper cited by the CDC reported that a 1998 outbreak of type 7 adenovirus at a pediatric chronic-care facility in Chicago claimed the lives of eight patients. Those with weakened immune systems may also carry and transmit the virus after they have recovered from an illness, the CDC says.

Mega bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and China to open on Tuesday
The bridge is being welcomed as a way to avoid hours of traffic along the coast of what's known as the Greater Bay Area . In Hong Kong , the project has met with criticism and opposition, mainly due to budget overruns.


What's known about Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation?

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rome metro station escalator goes haywire, injuring riders
Oct 24, 2018 - 04:50
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi visited the metro station and said the local transport authority had opened an investigation. One Russian supporter, the subject of a stadium ban, had already been stopped at the airport as he tried to enter.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chad Kelly arrested early Tuesday morning
Oct 24, 2018 - 04:49
Kelly was kicked out of the house by a male as he was hit with a stick. "Irrelevant." He missed all of last season with an injury. Kelly, the backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos , was charged with first-degree criminal trespassing in Englewood, Colo .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meghan Markle Struggling With Pregnancy: Scales Back On Australian Royal Tour
Oct 24, 2018 - 04:01
In 1953 Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Fiji , as part of Her Majesty's first Commonwealth tour as Queen. Home to just over 900,000 people, Fiji is a former British colony that became independent in 1970 and later became a republic.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Phil Neville Claims Ianni Should Be Sacked Following Mourinho Incident
Oct 24, 2018 - 02:00
Just over 15 minutes later, the Frenchman scored once again in a typical fashion that saw his shot fizzed into the corner of the goal past Kepa Arrizabalaga.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alleged in-flight groper: Trump says it's 'ok' to grab women's private parts
Oct 23, 2018 - 23:59
Bruce Alexander was charged with abusive sexual contact after the flight landed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If found guilty, he faces a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top DeSantis, Gillum tackle Trump and more in first debate
Oct 23, 2018 - 23:50
And weak people bully, lie, and intimidate. "He's trying out to be the Trump apprentice". "At every turn he's tweeting him". Gillum trashed Trump again and again. "That they didn't come from the right background or the right pedigree".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Theresa May will face Tory critics at showdown meeting
Oct 23, 2018 - 23:31
Conservative legislator Sarah Woollaston tweeted to condemn the "disturbing & violent language" used by some of her colleagues. Amid talk of a leadership challenge, criticism of May has grown increasingly intemperate.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Luke Cage' Actor Mike Colter Reacts to Netflix Series Being Canceled
Oct 23, 2018 - 20:49
I am forever grateful to Marvel and Netflix for letting me portray such a prolific character, and I thank you incredible fans. However, a report from THRsuggests "creative differences" led to the end of Luke Cage .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Potential explosive found outside George Soros's home
Oct 23, 2018 - 19:34
The explosive device was found in the mailbox by an employee of the residence, said the Bedford town police department. Soros, a major donor to liberal causes and the focus of numerous conspiracy theories, was not home at the time .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pliskova revels in 'top win' over Wozniacki at WTA Finals
Oct 23, 2018 - 19:29
If mentally I will be okay and rested, I think it's going to be better. Ukrainian overcame Czech Petra Kvitova with the score 6:3, 6:3.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russian Federation fires back after Trump threatens to ditch nuclear arms treaty
Oct 23, 2018 - 19:09
U.S. politics has been rocked by a series of accusations about potential Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Putin and Trump will both be in Paris on November 11 to attend commemorations marking 100 years since the end of World War I.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amy Schumer just made a HUGE announcement and congrats are in order
Oct 23, 2018 - 17:33
Schumer did a great job of generating noise around her announcement, and here are a few other celebrities who have done the same. "I wanted to share some news from our community, maybe it's noise but it's happy noise ", Yellin said in her explanatory video.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US warships sail through Taiwan Strait
Oct 23, 2018 - 14:56
The ships sailed from south to north along the waterway separating mainland China from Taiwan, according to a CNN report. The U.S. has also accused China of engaging in cyberattacks against the U.S. government and businesses.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here's how you can watch President Trump's rally in Houston
Oct 23, 2018 - 04:10
The 47-year-old junior senator from Texas fired off insults of his own, calling Trump a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral". Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here’s how celebrities & activists are protesting Trump’s latest attack on transgender people
Oct 23, 2018 - 04:00
The move essentially would do away with protections afforded to around 1.4 million Americans who identify as transgender.