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State sends training groups to centers associated with fatal outbreaks

By Mike Catalini | AP 29 October at 13:03 TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey healthcare staff said Monday they send…

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey healthcare staff said Monday they send infection control teams to four long-term pediatric centers and a hospital to assist in training among viruses and bacterial outbreaks that have left a combined 10 people died.

The law will evaluate infection prevention and implement the beginning in November, according to health commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal.

The response comes from a fatal outbreak of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, which left 10 people dead, most under 18 years. An early baby died after the discovery of a bacterial infection at Newark University Hospital this month, state health officials said.

“Outbreaks of facilities are not always preventable, but in response to what we have seen in Wanaque, we take aggressive steps to minimize the chance of emerging among the most vulnerable patients in New Jersey,” said Elnahal in a St Atement. [19659009] Those affected by the Wanaque Center area in the ages of young children to young adults.

Adenovirus usually presents little risk to healthy people and usually causes mild cold or flu symptoms. Some strains also cause diarrhea and pinkeye.

The strain as found in rehab center outbreaks – type 7 – are among the more potent types and sometimes cause more serious respiratory diseases, especially among those with weak immune systems.

The first symptom appeared on September 26 and the state was notified of an outbreak on October 9, said

The 227-bed, for the profit-making facility has a children’s center and also cares for elderly residents.

No new residents e is received during the eruption length, which will not be declared until the middle can go four weeks without any new cases.

In the hospital, the state health department has previously said that it has found four Acinetobacter baumannii cases since October 1. The child had the bacterium and was transferred to another plant, where it died.

The department said the exact cause of death is under investigation.

Bacteria can cause pneumonia or severe blood or wound infections.

These cases are not related to the virus at the Wanaque Center, the Health Department said.


The story has been updated to correct the Commissioner’s first name to Shereef, instead of Shereer.

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