#N12BK: Adenovirus in New JerseyPosted: Updated:
So far, seven children in New Jersey have died from an outbreak of adenovirus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adenoviruses are common viruses with a range of symptoms and can occur at any age, but are most dangerous in those with weakened immune systems.
Symptoms can include sore throat, bronchitis, diarrhea and pink eye.
The virus is spread through close contact and can be avoided by washing your hands.
The outbreak of this strain happened at a rehabilitation center in Haskell that works with kids with disabilities and medical problems.
Those children who died had compromised immune systems.
Nearly a dozen other children at that center are confirmed to have the infection.
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