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  • Shiloh
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    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 11/23/2018)
    Cases associated with outbreak Wanaque Center for
    Nursing and Rehabilitation
    Voorhees Pediatric Facility
    Illness onset range 9/26 - 11/12 10/20 - 11/21
    Residents 34 13
    Staff 1 0
    Total 35 13
    Deaths 11 0

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  • Shiloh
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    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
    Educational Materials
    Source: https://nj.gov/health/cd/topics/adenovirus.shtml

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  • Shiloh
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    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

    Educational Materials
    Source: https://nj.gov/health/cd/topics/adenovirus.shtml

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.snjtoday.com/story/394484...atric-facility



    Sixth Resident Afflicted with Adenovirus at South Jersey Pediatric Facility
    Last Edited: Nov 08, 2018 3:06 PM EST
    By SNJ Today Staff

    VOORHEES, N.J. -

    In an update on a story from last week about an adenovirus outbreak at a pediatric facility in Camden County, health officials are saying they have confirmed a sixth case of the virus.

    Officials with the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services were notified by officials with the Voorhees Pediatric Facility that a sixth resident has tested positive for adenovirus.

    The strain of adenovirus at Voorhees Pediatric Facility is not the same strain identified at the Pediatric Long-Term Care facility in northern New Jersey, which claimed the lives of 10 children...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://nj.gov/health/news/2018/appr...0181105a.shtml Total of 5 Adenovirus Cases Confirmed at Voorhees Pediatric Facility

    Laboratory tests have confirmed another case of adenovirus among pediatric patients as part of an ongoing outbreak investigation at the Voorhees Pediatric Facility. While identification of the exact strain of this adenovirus case will not be available for several days, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testing has identified that the adenovirus strain of the first four cases at Voorhees as Type 3. This is a different strain from the one that caused a severe outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

    “The Department and local health partners have been working with the facility to provide infection control recommendations and identify other possible illnesses since the facility notified the Department of a case of adenovirus in a resident on October 26,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal.
    Dates of illness onset range between Oct. 20 and 29.

    The outbreak investigation at Voorhees is ongoing, and lab tests could confirm additional cases. When the Department receives additional test results, we will provide an update.

    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.

    Adenovirus has an incubation period of 2-14 days, meaning that symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

    The facility has the capacity to safely and swiftly separate sick, exposed and well individuals into different areas. They implemented infection control measures such as cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces, and reinforcing appropriate handwashing techniques. The facility is also providing daily updates to public health officials regarding illnesses in the facility.

    On Oct. 24, the facility sent out a general notification to all families who had children in the Voorhees facility about the Wanaque outbreak. Another letter, issued on Oct. 31, notified families of the outbreak at Voorhees and the prevention measures being taken. The facility said it will notify parents of any changes in the status of their children.

    Two inspectors with the Department’s Division of Health Facility Survey and Field Operations were at the facility on Oct. 30. Preliminary findings revealed no infection control issues, and no citations were issued.

    A Department of Health team of infection control experts and epidemiologists are visiting University Hospital and four pediatric long-term care facilities — including Voorhees— 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.

    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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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://nj.gov/health/news/2018/appr...0181031d.shtml
    Department of Health Awaits CDC Lab Results of Adenovirus Outbreak at Voorhees Pediatric Facility

    Preliminary Results Rule Out Type 7

    The Department of Health is awaiting additional laboratory test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding four confirmed cases of adenovirus among pediatric patients at Voorhees Pediatric Facility in Voorhees. But, preliminary test results have ruled out Type 7, which caused the severe outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
    “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,” Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said. “While we cannot release private medical information, these patients in Voorhees are not in critical condition.” Dates of illness onset range between Oct. 20 and 27.
    The Department, in conjunction with the Camden County Health Department, has been working with the facility to provide infection control recommendations and identify other possible illnesses since the facility notified the Department of a case of adenovirus in a resident on Oct. 26. “With any report of an outbreak of respiratory illness in a facility, public health officials collect data to confirm and characterize it as an outbreak,” Commissioner Elnahal said. “State and local public health officials have been working closely with Voorhees on this adenovirus outbreak.”
    The Voorhees facility curtailed new admissions on Oct. 29 but is still accepting readmissions. The facility has the capacity to safely and swiftly separate sick, exposed and well individuals into separate areas. They implemented infection control measures such as cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces, and reinforcing appropriate handwashing techniques. The facility is also providing daily updates to public health officials regarding illnesses in the facility.
    On Oct. 24, the facility sent out a general notification to all families who had children in the Voorhees facility about the Wanaque outbreak. Another letter issued today notified families of the outbreak at Voorhees and the prevention measures being taken. The facility said it will notify parents of any changes in the status of their children.
    Two inspectors with the Department’s Division of Health Facility Survey and Field Operations were at the facility on Oct. 30. Preliminary findings revealed no infection control issues, and no citations were issued.
    In response to the adenovirus outbreak in Wanaque, a Department team of infection control experts and epidemiologists will visit the four pediatric long-term care facilities — which include Voorhees Pediatric Facility, Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Children’s Specialized Hospital in Toms River and Mountainside — and University Hospital in Newark to conduct training and assessments of infection control procedures. These assessments are being scheduled for November.
    The outbreak investigations at Voorhees and Wanaque are ongoing, and lab tests could confirm additional cases. When the Department receives additional test results, we will provide an update.
    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.
    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

    Leave a comment:


  • New viral outbreak hits second N.J. pediatric healthcare facility, with 13 residents ill

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

    New viral outbreak hits second N.J. pediatric healthcare facility, with 4 kids ill
    Updated 4:38 PM; Posted 4:21 PM
    By Spencer Kent and Ted Sherman

    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

    A new outbreak of adenovirus that sickened four children has been identified at Voorhees Pediatric Facility in South Jersey, state health officials said on Wednesday.

    The viral outbreak follows the death of nine pediatric patients at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, where a new case of the infection was reported Wednesday as well.

    The state Department of Health said it is awaiting additional laboratory test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding cases at Voorhees Pediatric Facility in Camden. But, officials said preliminary test results have ruled out Type 7, which caused the severe outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation that left many critically ill...
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