Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Rehabilitation Center Leaves 6 Children Dead
HASKELL, New Jersey -- Six children have died as a result of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. Twelve additional pediatric residents at the Center have been infected, according to a statement from the New Jersey Department of Health. The Wanaque facility has been "instructed not to admit any new patients until the outbreak ends and they are in full compliance," according to the health department. The health department was notified of respiratory illness at the center on October 9. The timing of the deaths is not clear. Ages and medical information about the the children are not being released at this time in order to protect patient privacy, according to the health department.