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Viral outbreak in South Jersey's orphanage infects another child

One fifth child has been infected with a virus outbreak at a long-term care facility in Camden County, the state…

One fifth child has been infected with a virus outbreak at a long-term care facility in Camden County, the state announced health commissioner Shereef Elnahal on Monday.

Outbreak at Förhees Pediatric Facility in South Jersey is not related to the one who has claimed 10 young lives at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Northern Passaic County.

The hospitalized adenovirus is owed in both places, but the thrill detection on Voorhees is not as virulent as that in Haskell, the health department said.

Vooehees and Wanaque serve children who need around-the-clock care and usually rely on technology to help them breathe and eat.

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“The Department and Local Health Partners have been working on the possibility to provide infection control recommendations and identify other possible diseases since the facility reported the department for a fall of adenovirus at a resident on October 26

More cases can be developed, said the department. So far, the outbreak began on October 20th and the latest disease was reported on October 29, the department said.

A message left for Voorhees administrator Scott Goldberg was not immediately found.

A Nov. 2 press release on the site’s website said three of the four residents of the facility had recovered.

“The Voorhees Pediatric Facility works aggressively to control the spread of the virus,” according to the press release, describing the strain of adenovirus as “mild” .

The health department of the specific strain, but in Too still identified, is not Type 7, which can lead to death and has been identified at the Wanaque facility, said the press release.

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