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Death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at pediatric center
Published in 24-10-2018
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Another young person has died in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center, bringing the death toll to seven, officials said Wednesday. Most of those who died in the adenovirus outbreak were under 18, but at least one was a young adult, the state Health Department said. The seventh victim died Tuesday, officials said. There have been 18 cases overall at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of New York, officials said. The 227-bed, for-profit facility cares for children and elderly residents. "We're taking this outbreak very, very seriously," New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Reference: www.chron.com