A 10th child died Wednesday in a viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation facility that's sickened a total of 28 people since September, health officials said.
The state health department says there are four confirmed adenovirus cases among pediatric patients at Voorhees Pediatric Facility.
The child had fallen ill prior to October 22, the New Jersey Department of Health said in a statement late on Wednesday.
The affected children had severely compromised immune systems, including respiratory problems, before the outbreak began, the DOH said.
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While the age of the 10th child who died was not given, the ages of the first nine patients who succumbed to the virus ranged from toddler to young adults, majority under 18.
A team of infection control experts was scheduled to visit the Wanaque center in November "to conduct training and assessments of infection control procedures", the state health department stated.
Officials have said there is not a wider public health concern stemming from the outbreak. Both facilities are not accepting any new patients until the investigation is complete.
The outbreak won't be considered over until four weeks without a new illness go by. It can cause mild cold or flu symptoms, and some strains also cause diarrhea and pinkeye. But it can be serious in people with weakened immune systems, like those at the centre.
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To date, 27 children have been infected with adenovirus at the center, officials said.
"The pediatric patients in Voorhees do not have the severity of illnesses we're seeing among residents at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation", Shereef Elnahal, MD, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, told NJSpotlight.
Over the past decade, severe illness and death from type 7 adenovirus have been reported in the United States, according to the CDC, but it's unclear how many have died from it. In one instance on October 21, after the onset of the outbreak, a licensed nurse touched a patient's tracheotomy tube and a ventilator machine without gloves, the report stated.
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