17 Facts About The Adenovirus Outbreak In New Jersey

In late October, New Jersey health officials announced that that 29 children and one staff member at a health facility in Haskell, N.J. were sick with adenovirus. As of November 7, 2018, 10 of the sick children had died. Adenovirus is a common type of virus that can infect many parts of the body, including the lungs, throat, eyes (pink eye), intestines, and nervous system. Children and the elderly are most at risk of serious complications from this virus. The Wanaque Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Haskell, N.J. is a nursing facility for disabled children and the elderly.

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