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  • Multiple children infected in 'severe' viral outbreak (Adenovirus #7) at N.J. facility- 11 dead; 35 cases - outbreak over

    Source: https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/20..._facility.html

    Multiple children infected in 'severe' viral outbreak at N.J. facility
    Updated 6:15 PM; Posted 5:43 PM
    By Spencer Kent
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

    A "severe outbreak" of a potentially life-threatening virus has infected multiple children at a New Jersey pediatric center, prompting an investigation by state health officials.

    New Jersey Department of Health officials said that children with compromised immune systems were recently infected with adenovirus while at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, Passaic County.

    Officials, however, said they could not confirm whether any of the infected children died or were presently being treated for the virus in hospitals, because of medical privacy concerns and the ongoing probe. They also would not say how many children have been affected by the outbreak...

  • #2
    Source: https://nj.gov/health/news/2018/appr...0181023a.shtml Statement on adenovirus at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

    The Department of Health today is confirming 18 cases of adenovirus among pediatric residents at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell. Of these 18 cases, there have unfortunately been six deaths of pediatric residents.
    The facility has been instructed not to admit any new patients until the outbreak ends and they are in full compliance.
    A Department team is at the facility today and an inspection team was also there Sunday. The team on Sunday found minor handwashing deficiencies and the Health Department is continuing to work closely with the facility on infection control issues.
    This is an on going outbreak investigation.
    Adenoviruses are a family of viruses that often cause mild illness, particularly in young children.
    Unfortunately, the particular strain of adenovirus (#7) in this outbreak is affecting medically fragile children with severely compromised immune systems. The strain has been particularly associated with disease in communal living arrangements and can be more severe.


    For Release:
    October 23, 2018
    Shereef Elnahal
    Commissioner

    For Further Information Contact:
    Office of Communications
    (609) 984-7160

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    • #3
      Source: https://pix11.com/2018/10/24/7th-chi...partment-says/

      7th child dies in ‘severe’ adenovirus outbreak at NJ facility, Health Department confirms
      Posted 8:45 AM, October 24, 2018, by PIX11 News, Updated at 08:59AM, October 24, 2018

      ...The Health Department confirmed on Wednesday that another child passed away Tuesday night during the adenovirus outbreak.

      “The New Jersey Department of Health learned last night that unfortunately another child who was hospitalized due to adenovirus passed away yesterday. The young child’s death was the seventh death associated with the outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. The child’s death is among 18 confirmed cases of adenovirus among medically fragile children at the facility. The strain of adenovirus seen in this outbreak is associated with communal living arrangements and known to cause severe illness. The Department continues to work very closely with the facility to ensure that all infection control measures are being followed. An outbreak investigation, with assistance from the CDC, is ongoing.”...


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      • #4
        Source: https://www.kolotv.com/content/news/...498569291.html


        19th case confirmed in viral outbreak that killed 7
        By MIKE CATALINI, Associated Press |
        Posted: Thu 1:00 PM, Oct 25, 2018 |
        Updated: Thu 1:56 PM, Oct 25, 2018

        TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials said Thursday tests confirmed a 19th patient has been infected in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center that has killed seven people.

        The unidentified person had already been ill so the diagnosis does not necessarily mean the virus is still spreading, according to Health Department spokeswoman Donna Leusner.

        The outbreak won't be declared over until the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation can go four weeks without any new cases of people being infected with a type of germ called adenovirus 7, Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said this week...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/4-more...ntre-1.4150571

          4 more cases confirmed in viral outbreak at pediatric centre
          adenovirus, a common cold virus
          Mike Catalini, The Associated Press
          Published Friday, October 26, 2018 6:55AM EDT
          Last Updated Friday, October 26, 2018 1:09PM EDT

          TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey health officials say they've confirmed four more infected patients in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation centre that killed seven people.

          That brings the total number of adenovirus cases to 24.

          The Health Department said Friday in a statement that all the new patients at the Wanque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation were already ill...

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/20...s_to_8_mo.html

            8 kids are now dead in N.J. virus outbreak, and more were sickened than first thought
            Updated 6:25 PM; Posted 5:28 PM
            By Spencer Kent and Ted Sherman
            NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

            An eighth child has died in the wake of a deadly viral outbreak that has already claimed the lives of seven at a pediatric long-term healthcare facility in New Jersey, state officials confirmed on Friday.

            The name and age of the child was not disclosed. The state Department of Health said it did not yet have laboratory confirmation of adenovirus in the child, but had respiratory illness.

            Meanwhile, health department officials said more children were infected in the outbreak than originally thought, based on new lab results...

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            • #7
              Source: https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/20...j_pediatr.html


              More cases of deadly virus confirmed at N.J. pediatric facility
              Updated 8:31 PM; Posted 8:28 PM
              By Nick Falsone
              For lehighvalleylive.com

              The number of confirmed case of adenovirus that has plagued a pediatric, long-care health facility in Passaic County has risen.

              Eight children have died from the outbreak at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell. Others who have contacted it at the facility have survived.

              When the outbreak was first reported, the number of confirmed cases of the virus stood at 18, but state health officials since then have upped the number twice. On Friday, 23 cases were confirmed.

              On Saturday, Dr. Shereef Elnahal, commissioner of the state's Department of Health, placed the number of confirmed cases at 26...

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              • #8
                Source: https://nj.gov/health/news/2018/appr...0181028a.shtml
                NJ Department of Health confirms 9th death of Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Resident

                Another medically fragile child with respiratory illness at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell unfortunately passed away at a hospital late last night, bringing the total deaths among facility residents to nine. This latest death was an individual who had a confirmed case of adenovirus and had become ill before Oct. 22.

                A total of 25 pediatric cases have been associated with this outbreak. A staff member at the facility — who has since recovered — also became ill as part of the outbreak. Among the 25 confirmed adenovirus cases among residents, there have been eight pediatric deaths confirmed with adenovirus. The Department of Health does not have laboratory confirmation of adenovirus in the individual who passed away on Friday afternoon.

                “This is a tragic situation, and our thoughts are with the families who are grieving right now,” Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said. “We are working every day to ensure all infection control protocols are continuously followed and closely monitoring the situation at the facility.”

                October 22 remains the most recent date of illness onset. To date, the individuals associated with the outbreak became ill between Sept. 26 and Oct. 22. The affected children in the facility’s pediatric ventilator unit had severely compromised immune systems — including respiratory problems — before the outbreak began.

                This is an ongoing outbreak investigation and lab tests could confirm additional cases. When the Department receives additional test results, we will provide an update. The type of adenovirus virus involved in this outbreak (#7) is associated with communal living arrangements and is known to cause severe illness — especially in those with compromised immune systems.

                “As part of an ongoing effort to ensure all infection control measures are followed, we are taking extra steps to monitor residents and staff for any signs of infectious illness,” Dr. Elnahal explained.” Not all viruses are adenovirus. Often people become ill for many reasons, especially these medically fragile children who had respiratory problems as part of their underlying medical conditions.”

                The facility will not admit new residents for the duration of the outbreak.

                The Department of Health Communicable Disease Service is on site monitoring the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is assisting with lab testing and expertise.

                The affected children range in age from toddlers to young adults. The vast majority are under the age of 18.

                The Wanaque Center established a 24/7 hotline for affected families and is offering professional grief counseling to those impacted.

                Adenovirus is a respiratory virus which can cause mild or serious illness, though serious illness is less common. Symptoms may include common cold, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, pink eye, fever, bladder inflammation or infection, inflammation of the stomach and intestines and neurological disease.



                For Release:
                October 28, 2018
                Shereef Elnahal
                Commissioner

                For Further Information Contact:
                Office of Communications
                (609) 984-7160

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                • #9
                  Source: https://nj.gov/health/news/2018/appr...0181031c.shtml
                  Total of 27 adenovirus cases at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

                  Laboratory tests have confirmed another medically fragile child with adenovirus as part of an ongoing outbreak investigation at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell.

                  To date, a total of 27 confirmed pediatric cases have been associated with this outbreak. In addition, a staff member at the facility — who has since recovered — also became ill as part of the outbreak. There have been nine deaths associated with this outbreak.

                  The most recent date of illness onset was on Oct. 29.
                  To date, the individuals associated with the outbreak became ill between Sept. 26 and Oct. 29. The affected children had severely compromised immune systems — including respiratory problems — before the outbreak began.
                  Adenovirus has an incubation period of 2-14 days, meaning that symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. This later onset of illness is not unexpected due to the long incubation period of adenovirus. The Department will not consider the outbreak over until four weeks after the last illness onset.
                  The facility will not admit new residents for the duration of the outbreak.
                  This is an active investigation of an outbreak of adenovirus so it is possible that lab tests will confirm additional cases. A Department of Health Communicable Disease Service staff member is on site at the facility and monitoring the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is assisting with lab testing and expertise.
                  “The loss of these young lives is heartbreaking, and our thoughts are with the families who are affected,” Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said. “We are working closely with the facility to conduct respiratory illness surveillance and ensure all infection control protocols are continuously followed.”
                  A Department of Health team of infection control experts and epidemiologists will visit University Hospital and four pediatric long-term care facilities — including Wanaque — in November to conduct training and assessments of infection control procedures, Commissioner Elnahal announced earlier this week.
                  Adenovirus is a respiratory virus which can cause mild or serious illness, though serious illness is less common. Symptoms may include common cold, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, pink eye, fever, bladder inflammation or infection, inflammation of the stomach and intestines and neurological disease.
                  On Oct. 30, the Department released the final report from the October 21, 2018 unannounced inspection of the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell.
                  Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about adenovirus.


                  For Release:
                  October 31, 2018
                  Shereef Elnahal
                  Commissioner

                  For Further Information Contact:
                  Office of Communications
                  (609) 984-7160

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                  • #10
                    https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/20...er_federa.html
                    Surprise inspection reveals problems at N.J. facility where 9 kids died in viral outbreak
                    Updated October 31, 2018 at 7:32 AM; Posted October 30, 2018 at 6:58 PM

                    Unconfirmed allegation:

                    https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Wanaque-Center/reviews
                    Bad work enviorment

                    Therapist (part-time) (Current Employee) – Haskell, NJ – June 10, 2018
                    ...

                    Dirty environment staff regularly comes down with various infections...
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                    • #11
                      Source: https://nj.gov/health/news/2018/appr...0181031e.shtml
                      NJ Department of Health confirms 10th death of Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Resident

                      A 10th medically fragile child confirmed to have the adenovirus infection has passed away. The child had been a resident of the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell.
                      To date, a total of 27 pediatric cases have been associated with this outbreak. In addition, a staff member at the facility — who has since recovered — also became ill as part of the outbreak. The child had become ill before Oct. 22.
                      To date, the individuals associated with the outbreak became ill between Sept. 26 and Oct. 29. The affected children had severely compromised immune systems — including respiratory problems — before the outbreak began.
                      Adenovirus has an incubation period of two to 14 days, meaning that symptoms typically appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. This later onset of illness is not unexpected due to the long incubation period of adenovirus. The Department will not consider the outbreak over until four weeks after the last illness onset.
                      The facility will not admit new residents for the duration of the outbreak.
                      This is an active investigation of an outbreak of adenovirus so it is possible that lab tests will confirm additional cases. A Department of Health Communicable Disease Service staff member is on site at the facility and monitoring the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is assisting with lab testing and expertise.
                      “The loss of these young lives is heartbreaking, and our thoughts are with the families who are affected,” Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said. “We are working closely with the facility to conduct respiratory illness surveillance and ensure all infection control protocols are continuously followed. We are also engaging in discussions with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on standards for these facilities.”
                      A Department of Health team of infection control experts and epidemiologists will visit University Hospital and four pediatric long-term care facilities — including Wanaque — in November to conduct training and assessments of infection control procedures, Commissioner Elnahal announced earlier this week.
                      Adenovirus is a respiratory virus which can cause mild or serious illness, though serious illness is less common. Symptoms may include common cold, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, pink eye, fever, bladder inflammation or infection, inflammation of the stomach and intestines and neurological disease.
                      On Oct. 30, the Department released the final report from the Oct. 21 unannounced inspection of the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
                      Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about adenovirus.



                      For Release:
                      October 31, 2018
                      Shereef Elnahal
                      Commissioner

                      For Further Information Contact:
                      Office of Communications
                      (609) 984-7160

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                      • #12
                        Total of 28 adenovirus cases at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

                        Laboratory tests have confirmed another medically fragile child with adenovirus as part of an ongoing outbreak investigation at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell.
                        To date, a total of 28 confirmed pediatric cases have been associated with this outbreak. In addition, a staff member at the facility — who has since recovered — also became ill as part of the outbreak. There have been 10 deaths associated with this outbreak.
                        The most recent date of illness onset was on Oct. 30.
                        To date, the individuals associated with the outbreak became ill between Sept. 26 and Oct. 30. The affected children had severely compromised immune systems — including respiratory problems — before the outbreak began.
                        Adenovirus has an incubation period of 2-14 days, meaning that symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. This later onset of illness is not unexpected due to the long incubation period of adenovirus. The Department will not consider the outbreak over until four weeks after the last illness onset.
                        The facility will not admit new residents for the duration of the outbreak.
                        This is an active investigation of an outbreak of adenovirus so it is possible that lab tests will confirm additional cases. A Department of Health Communicable Disease Service staff member is on site at the facility and monitoring the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is assisting with lab testing and expertise.
                        “The loss of these young lives is heartbreaking, and our thoughts are with the families who are affected,” Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said. “We are working closely with the facility to conduct respiratory illness surveillance and ensure all infection control protocols are continuously followed. We are also engaging in discussions with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on standards for these facilities.”
                        A Department of Health team of infection control experts and epidemiologists will visit University Hospital and four pediatric long-term care facilities — including Wanaque — in November to conduct training and assessments of infection control procedures, Commissioner Elnahal announced earlier this week.
                        Adenovirus is a respiratory virus which can cause mild or serious illness, though serious illness is less common. Symptoms may include common cold, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, pink eye, fever, bladder inflammation or infection, inflammation of the stomach and intestines and neurological disease.
                        On Oct. 30, the Department released the final report from the October 21, 2018 unannounced inspection of the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell.
                        Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about adenovirus.

                        Source: https://nj.gov/health/news/2018/appr...0181101b.shtml



                        For Release:
                        November 1, 2018
                        Shereef Elnahal
                        Commissioner

                        For Further Information Contact:
                        Office of Communications
                        (609) 984-7160

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://nj.gov/health/news/2018/appr...0181105b.shtml Total of 30 adenovirus cases at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

                          Laboratory tests have confirmed another medically fragile child with adenovirus as part of an ongoing outbreak investigation at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell.
                          To date, a total of 29 pediatric adenovirus cases have been associated with this outbreak. In addition, a staff member at the facility — who has since recovered — also became ill as part of the outbreak. There have been 10 deaths associated with this outbreak.
                          The most recent date of illness onset was on Nov. 5.
                          To date, the individuals associated with the outbreak became ill between Sept. 26 and Nov. 5. The affected children had severely compromised immune systems — including respiratory problems — before the outbreak began.
                          Unless there is another death associated with this outbreak, the Department will begin updating case counts and dates of illness onset on our adenovirus webpage.
                          Adenovirus has an incubation period of two to 14 days, meaning that symptoms typically appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. This later onset of illness is not unexpected due to the long incubation period of adenovirus. The Department will not consider the outbreak over until four weeks after the last illness onset.
                          The facility will not admit new residents for the duration of the outbreak.
                          This is an active investigation of an outbreak of adenovirus so it is possible that lab tests will confirm additional cases. A Department of Health Communicable Disease Service staff member is on site at the facility and monitoring the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is assisting with lab testing and expertise.
                          A Department of Health team of infection control experts and epidemiologists are visiting University Hospital and four pediatric long-term care facilities — including Wanaque — this month to conduct training and assessments of infection control procedures, Commissioner Elnahal announced last week. The team so far visited the Wanaque Center on Nov. 1 and University Hospital on Nov. 2.
                          Adenovirus is a respiratory virus which can cause mild or serious illness, though serious illness is less common. Symptoms may include common cold, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, pink eye, fever, bladder inflammation or infection, inflammation of the stomach and intestines and neurological disease.
                          On Oct. 30, the Department released the final report from the Oct. 21 unannounced inspection of the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell.
                          Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about adenovirus.



                          For Release:
                          November 5, 2018
                          Shereef Elnahal
                          Commissioner

                          For Further Information Contact:
                          Office of Communications
                          (609) 984-7160

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://nj.gov/health/cd/topics/adenovirus.shtml
                            Adenovirus

                            Adenoviruses are common viruses that can cause a range of illnesses. They can cause cold-like symptoms, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, and pink eye (conjunctivitis). You can get an adenovirus infection at any age. People with weakened immune systems or existing respiratory or cardiac disease are more likely than others to get very sick from an adenovirus infection.
                            The New Jersey Department of Health is actively investigating two outbreaks at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell and Voorhees Pediatric Facility that appear to be unrelated at this time.

                            Strain typing has confirmed the adenovirus cases at Voorhees are Type 3. This is a different strain from the one that caused a severe outbreak at the Wanaque Center (Type 7). Type 3 is typically associated with a milder illness than Type 7, however it is still sometimes associated with severe illness and even death.

                            Ongoing adenovirus outbreaks (last updated 11/9/2018)
                            Cases associated with outbreak Wanaque Center for
                            Nursing and Rehabilitation
                            Voorhees Pediatric Facility
                            Illness onset range 9/26 - 11/8 10/20 - 11/8
                            Residents 31 7
                            Staff 1 0
                            Total 32 7
                            Deaths 10 0

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                            • #15
                              Source: https://nj.gov/health/cd/topics/adenovirus.shtml
                              Adenovirus

                              Adenoviruses are common viruses that can cause a range of illnesses. They can cause cold-like symptoms, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, and pink eye (conjunctivitis). You can get an adenovirus infection at any age. People with weakened immune systems or existing respiratory or cardiac disease are more likely than others to get very sick from an adenovirus infection.
                              The New Jersey Department of Health is actively investigating two outbreaks at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell and Voorhees Pediatric Facility that appear to be unrelated at this time.

                              Strain typing has confirmed the adenovirus cases at Voorhees are Type 3. This is a different strain from the one that caused a severe outbreak at the Wanaque Center (Type 7). Type 3 is typically associated with a milder illness than Type 7, however it is still sometimes associated with severe illness and even death.

                              Ongoing adenovirus outbreaks (last updated 11/12/2018)
                              Cases associated with outbreak Wanaque Center for
                              Nursing and Rehabilitation
                              Voorhees Pediatric Facility
                              Illness onset range 9/26 - 11/9 10/20 - 11/9
                              Residents 33 8
                              Staff 1 0
                              Total 34 8
                              Deaths 10 0
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