First signs in deadly outbreak showed up month ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Health officials say the first symptoms associated with the deadly viral outbreak at nursing facility in northern New Jersey showed up Sept. 26, two weeks before the state was notified of an outbreak.
State health officials were notified Oct. 9 of the adenovirus infections at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
But state health commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal told a news conference Wednesday that it's always difficult to know exactly when an actual outbreak begins.
Seven patients, mostly children, have died this month as a result of being infected with the virus. Eleven others are recovering.
The health commissioner says that all the infections occurred in the facility's respiratory, or ventilator unit.
Some pediatric patients at the rehab center have been there most or all of their lives.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
UPDATE: Police identify teen killed in Topeka Street shooting Friday
Livingston Parish football coach resigns amid police investigation into alleged relationship with...
Louisiana's coronavirus vaccine plans starting to take shape
Law firm plans to wrap investigation LSU's sexual misconduct policies in February
Annual charity event 'Pat's Coats for Kids' distributes 6,000 coats to area...
LSU loses its wide receiver shortly before game against Crimson Tide
Port Allen advances to 2nd round after huge win over Pine
U High has no problems with Evangel Christian in first round
Belaire making 1st playoff appearance in 17 years Friday
Southeastern women blow out Alcorn State on opening day of college basketball...