9th child dies at Wanaque Center amid adenovirus outbreak

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A ninth child has died at a New Jersey rehabilitation facility following a viral outbreak.

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.

Among the 25 confirmed adenovirus cases among residents, there have been eight pediatric deaths confirmed with adenovirus, according to the NJ Health Department. It is believed that the individuals who became ill contracted the virus between September 26 and October 22.

An eighth child's death on Friday afternoon was associated with the outbreak, Leusner said.

Those affected range in age from toddlers to young adults, with the vast majority under age 18.

While adenovirus typically does not cause serious illness, the children at the facility are quite ill, and therefore have compromised immune systems.

"The facility has agreed to cease new admissions for the duration of the outbreak", the department said. Specifically, it was determined that the facility failed to provide a clean and home-like environment for their residents.

"Most of the time, adenoviruses produce influenza-like illness with cough and runny nose and feeling crummy, but you get better", Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, previously told CNN.

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In rare cases among people with weakened immune systems, the viruses may cause pneumonia or inflammation of the brain and the tissues around it.

There have been 19 cases of adenovirus at the centre.

Adenovirus is mild and feels like a cold or flu, experts say.

This remains the last day when a patient showed new symptoms. The CDC is also investigating the outbreak.

The infections "usually occur sporadically - here a case, there a case - so outbreaks are pretty rare", Schaffner said. They're awaiting test results.

"Am I angry? I think what it is I need to know information".

Health Department spokeswoman Donna Leusner said Thursday the person had already been ill so the diagnosis does not necessarily mean the virus is still spreading.

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