#N12BK: Adenovirus in New Jersey

Posted: Updated:
HASKELL -

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.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."